Book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.
Limited options for fuel in rural localities – many of which lack mains gas – make efficient fuel use and insulation particularly important for countryside communities.
In addition, rural residents face the challenges of lower average wages, an ageing population and single-skin, solid wall or non-cavity wall properties.
The Rural Services Network believes the national picture must not mask this extra rural dimension.
20 April 2018
Councils are developing "subsidy-free" solar farms and schemes putting panels on homes and businesses to generate funds and cut bills, a report said. (PA via AOL
5 April 2018
Tenants are set to benefit from new rules which require rental properties to meet minimum energy efficiency standards before they can be let. (Mirror)
23 April 2018
Help is on hand from South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership, thanks to a new scheme it have launched. (Grimsby Telegraph)
3 April 2108
Low income homes across Suffolk will benefit from fully funded central heating systems over the next three years. (Lowestoft Journal)
5 March 2018
Energy policy costs should be recovered through taxation rather than being levied on energy bills, says the UK Energy Research Centre. (Utility Week)
29 March 2018
A conference on the impact of fuel poverty on health and well-being was held by Shropshire Rural Community Council (Ludlow Advertiser)
17 April 2018
A council has secured £1.7 million towards a heating homes scheme for central Weymouth. (Dorset Echo)
26 March 2018
Housing associations in the UK are embracing Passivhaus techniques to reduce energy bills and address fuel poverty. (Worcester News)
11 April 2018
Councils are exploring the possibility of hooking up North Yorkshire’s county town to its own heating system involving cheaper, cleaner energy. (Northern Echo)
22 March 2018
Two local projects have been given over £100,000 each as part of a Scottish Government scheme which supports actions tackling climate change. (Shetland News)
9 March 2018
The National Landlords Association (NLA) is calling on the government to rethink their energy efficiency plans for the private rented sector. (National Landlords Association)
17 April 2018
Paul Massara, a former member of the BEIS fuel poverty committee has been promoted to the position of chief executive of Electron. (Cleaner Energy News)
4 April 2018
A South Shields-based energy consultancy is to look to challenge North East households to save £1m on their energy bills. (Chronicle Live)
4 March 2018
The death toll from Britain's big freeze could rise to more than 2,000, as it emerged the Met Office had warned ministers about the cold snap. (Telegraph)
5 April 2018
The Dumfries and Galloway region will benefit from Scottish Government funding to the tune of £2.063 million. (Galloway Gazette)
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