Thank you for supporting Battle the Bills
The Spring series of Battle the Bills has now ended after a series of 50 workshops around Devon and Cornwall. Thank you to all the positive feedback from the businesses that attended. It was great to see the level of interest and the follow up actions generated by the workshop. Thanks also to South West Water for their sponsorship of the workshops.
Bumper Renewables Q&A - 13 January
The solar energy Q&A originally scheduled for 15th December will now be included within a specially-extended Q&A on renewable energy and heat on 13 January (14:00 - 15:30). We have the best panel yet including experts from award winning energy websites, installers and consultants. Don't miss this opportunity to ask your questions - click here
Book Now for January Roadshow Workshops
Places are filling so don't miss out. Workshops are coming to Barnstaple, Little White Alice (ne Helston), St Austell, Bournemouth, Portland, Charmouth, Bruton, Ivybridge, Taunton, Newquay, Bodmin, Looe, Cirencester and Folly Farm (just south of Bristol & Bath). Reserve your free place now.
Cutting Energy Costs - A Successful First Online Q&A
Thanks to everyone who placed a vote in choosing this as the first topic and for those who took part. If you missed it click here and scroll down towards the bottom of the page to read the transcript. Don't miss the next Q&A session on Renewable Energy and Heat (13 January)
Roadshow Off to a Flying Start - Have You Booked Your Place Yet?
Businesses at the first Battle the Bills workshop gave an average rating of over 80%. The workshop, which was part of the Exmoor Tourism Partnership conference, was attended by a mix of accommodation, attraction and other tourism businesses.
Places are free of charge but restricted in number and filling, so book now.
Roadshow Dates Start to Fill -Book Now to Avoid Disappointment
The Battle the Bills roadshow is coming to a venue near you and places are starting to go. Over the next three months, mini workshops will be held in 20 venues across the South West. The aim is for every business to be within one hour of a venue and for the workshop to last no more than one hour.
Water Saving Label to Look Out For
The new Waterwise Recommended label provides consumers with an ‘at-a-glance' indicator of a product's water saving potential, and sits alongside other labels, such as the Bathroom Manufacturer's Association Label, which uses an A-G classification for the water consumption of products. It replaces the Waterwise Marque as a voluntary product labelling scheme for water saving products in both the commercial and domestic sector.
It's been five years since Waterwise launched the UK's first annual water efficiency mark. While the Waterwise Marque was awarded by a panel of judges, the Waterwise Recommended Checkmark will be managed by the research team and will be focused on the water savings of each product.
Important News for Anyone Considering Installing Solar PV (energy)
The Government yesterday announced proposals for the Feed in Tariff incentive to be halved - but with effect from 12 December 2011 rather than the anticipated date next Spring.
Read this helpful summary of the implications of the proposals from YouGen.
The consumer organisation, Which?, feels that it is understandable that the Government wants to control the spend of the pot allocated for Feed in Tariffs but setting a deadline only a matter of weeks away is likely to simply create an unmanageable surge in demand.