Author Archives: UKSS

The first UK trial of the Softrak harvester

We are now well into the final phase of the Wetland Biomass to Bioenergy project, and whilst the remaining participants are consolidating plans and ideas, we are still seeing innovation. Over the last two weeks we have been trialling a … Continue reading

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Tackling leaky rented homes and business energy costs

In late July we announced plans to change regulations in the private rented sector by imposing minimum energy efficiency standards. In this blog, we explain why and how these changes can help consumers to take control of their energy bills … Continue reading

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Green Deal Statistical Release

July was one of the biggest months ever for the Green Deal and we’ve released our regular monthly statistics to keep you up to date on the latest figures for Green Deal Assessments, Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), Green … Continue reading

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Japan’s Low Carbon Navigator

As Tom trailed last week, Japan has launched their ’2050 Low Carbon Navigator’. You can access it in Japanese and, fortunately for me, in English and read all about why and how they built it. The work is a much … Continue reading

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We’ve listened: a new approach to managing our radioactive waste

Today we’ve set out our renewed approach to find a suitable site to dispose of the country’s higher-activity radioactive waste. This waste exists from decades of enjoying the benefits of low-carbon electricity from nuclear power. We must manage this material … Continue reading

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Climate change: New US study presents a stark choice for business

A new report from the Risky Business project published on 24th June quantifies for the first time the risks of climate change for American businesses. It sets out clearly the economic consequences across the whole country, for “corn producers in … Continue reading

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Poke it, prod it, break it – help us to make a great Global Calculator

Close observers of DECC will know about the UK’s 2050 calculator, and the unexpected benefits of being open with it: it has been adapted by the governments of India, China and several others (and watch this space for news about … Continue reading

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The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund – upfront cash to help you save more on your energy bills

From today, people wanting to make energy saving home improvements can get up to £7600 from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to help with the cost of the work. This is an excellent opportunity that will make it substantially … Continue reading

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Wetland Biomass to Bioenergy enters its final phase

It is very exciting to think that the wetland biomass to bioenergy project is now entering its final stage, with only a further 11 months left to run. As we complete the review of Phase 2, the life cycle analysis … Continue reading

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Ask your question about the future of energy

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is teaming up with National Grid to deliver a “Powering the Country” event (“Marcus and Libby Try To Keep The Lights On”) at the Hay Festival and we’d like you to get … Continue reading

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