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We are now listed…

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with the Office Of Fair Trading, The Renewnable Energy Code of Conduct and on Trading Standards so you know you’re getting a great deal from Lets Go!

If you’re interested in an assessment by one of our experienced team then call us on

0800 025 7223!

Energy Bills set to soar…

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Household energy bills are likely to rise £100 a year more than the government projects, says the energy firm RWE Npower.

It says official predictions of future energy savings are over-optimistic and warns the average bill will rise £240 a year by 2020.

The firm says it supports government plans to renew power networks and build more renewables such as wind and solar.

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Free Boilers!

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Do you qualify for a free boiler?!

The new government-pushed Eco scheme is rolling out. It forces big energy companies to ensure they’re trying to make homes – especially for those on low incomes or getting income-related benefits or pension credit – more efficient.

Lets Go Green Deal – are now giving out free boilers, typically worth £2,300! This boosting of your home’s efficiency can save you hundreds of pounds a year on your gas and electricity bills and make your home a more pleasant place to live.

To qualify for the boilers you’ll usually need a gas boiler that’s either inefficient, broken or old. To see if you qualify, we will inspect your boiler as part of our Green Deal Assessment. If you qualify, installations can take between four to 12 weeks from when you first call up. There’s no specific time it takes to install a boiler, but it’s likely to be a few days.

Standard installations are usually free, although there may be a cost if extra work needs doing, if the installation requires extras such as additional radiators, or the boiler needs moving to another location, etc. You will, however, be told this before you sign.

To possibly get a free boiler, take our free Green Deal assessment here

Energy Saving Trust Water Study

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Analysis of responses to the Energy Saving Trust’s Water Energy Calculator reveals that:

• Each person uses about 142 litres of water each day.
• The average household uses 349 litres of water each day1.
• The average annual metered water bill is £4272.
• Hot water use contributes £228 to the average annual combined energy bill and emits 875kg of CO2 per household per year.
• 43% of respondents have a water meter3 in their homes. These properties used around 3% less water than unmetered properties.
• Showers are the biggest water user in the house (25%), followed by lavatories (22%).
• On average, each individual takes 4.4 showers and 1.3 baths each week.
• People generally spend seven-and-a-half minutes in the shower. 87% of people do not exceed ten minutes on their daily shower.
• 41% of homes have a dual-flush toilet.
• We use the washing machine on average 4.7 times each week, but only about a quarter of us select a 30°C degree wash.
• Most people fill the washing machine (82%) and dishwasher (77%) to capacity before turning it on.
• About 86% of people use a bowl when washing dishes by hand.
• 40% of households boil the kettle four times or more a day – 8 and most (75%) say they boil more water than they need.

West homes take a shine to solar power

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The South West has topped the national league table for the households installing solar panels.

Latest figures from the gas and electricity regulator Ofgem reveal that the region saw more than 15,000 confirmed installations and around 57 MW installed electricity generating capacity last year.

The six-county region, running as far as Bristol, was followed by the South East with 13,000 then by the East Midlands in third with just over 12,000. Read more

Public prepared to invest in UK solar projects

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installerA third of the public would consider investing their own cash in small scale renewable projects including solar facilities, according to a new poll.

The survey, by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, also found that more than half of the 2,000 respondents think the UK government should support the construction of more renewable energy sources.

Significantly, 64% of the public is worried about possible blackouts, and 93% concerned about higher electricity and gas bills in future, the IME said. Read more

Solar-powered plane flying across US lands in Washington DC

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Solar Impulse
Voyage by Solar Impulse – the first to fly by night as well as day – is designed to showcase clean energy technology

The ultra-light Solar Impulse plane, which carries only one person in its cramped cockpit, and reaches a maximum speed of 50mph on its own power. Photograph: Matt York/AP

It took nine minutes from the time the Solar Impulse first appeared in the midnight sky, lit up along the entire elegant swoop of its Airbus-size wings, to the moment the plane glided slowly and almost silently to a stop on the runway of Dulles airport in Washington. Read more

Communities win low carbon grants

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Communities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have won up to £500,000 each to help install new green technologies such as solar panels, hydro turbines and energy saving insulation.

Feed-in Tariff scheme is short sighted

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In this opinion piece, Cathy Debenham, founder of community renewables forum YouGen, warns that early investors in renewable micro generation technologies may decommission their systems after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) refused to back down on offering lower Feed-in Tariff rates for ‘pioneers’.