Andrew Warren: EU eco-design rules are major step forward – the UK must stick with them. New EU rules boosting repairability and energy efficiency of TVs, fridges and lighting products will consumer costs and emissions. New EU ecodesign laws will require electricity-consuming products to be easier to repair or recycle, as well as even more energy efficient.
Business Green 11th Feb 2020 read more »
Nationwide has today (10 February) announced it is to make £1 billion available for borrowers to reduce the carbon footprint of their homes. The £1 billion will be available to “kickstart” green home improvements and retrofitting, by offering a new range of green mortgages. These will have preferential rates for those buying a new-build EPC A-rated home, and preferential rates starting from 1% for the first two years when borrowing up to £25,000 to make home improvements. Nationwide is also calling on the government, housebuilders and lenders to create meaningful incentives for greener homes, through a variety of measures.
Solar Power Portal 10th Feb 2020 read more »