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Green News & Green Deal

The Green Deal Scheme is less than 10 months to launch. To take advantage of the opportunities for Green Deal and retrofitting work, you must start to gear-up now. If you are already in heating, electrical, gas, insulation, or just a general builder, and you want to become a Green Deal installer, there are a number of potential business models which will ensure you will have fair access to the market – whether you are a sole trader, SME, or large organisation:

UK Housing: Don’t PASS on the PAS 2030

Another article published on the UK Housing website. This article has been contributed by Phyllis Boardman, who is Company Director and Founder of PB Energy Solutions and is a Board Member for a leading housing organisation where she is active in Decent Homes, Green Deal, governance, strategy and performance. Please read on for more information:

SMEs: £1,000 grant to help you on the way to Green Growth!

Match funding, of up to £1,000, is aimed to enhance the leadership and management skills of Directors and/or Managers of small to medium sized enterprises, including social enterprises if they can demonstrate the potential for high or fast growth. PB Energy Solutions has teamed up with NXO to utilise this grant so we can prepare SMEs for opportunities in the new green growth industry and Green Deal.

PAS 2030 for Green Deal and Refurbs

All those installers, contractors, sub-contractors and trades who need to build their business planning around green growth and Green Deal, they will have to jump through some very difficult hurdles, including the PAS 2030 which is due out early 2012. In this article I advise on the proposed route and why you should start planning now.

Green Deal – Thinking of Installing Renewables?

If so, you need to know about the Microgeneration Installation Standard: MCS 001. The future of the UK’s renewable energy industry is set provide £100 billion worth of investment opportunities and up to half a million jobs in the renewable energy sector. The MCS quality assurance scheme is key to take advantage of the opportunities ahead.

Green News and Green Deal!

Welcome to another week of Green Deal activities! There have been some major developments with key documents released by the Government. I have therefore been busy analysing it all; writing out summaries, and posting articles about all those areas which could be most relevant to my readership.


This funding announcement shows that the Government is committed to the success of the Green Deal and will actively encourage and incentivise take-up so that the it will appeal to households, businesses and prospective providers. The Government has committed to make the Green Deal hit the ground running, and to make it as attractive as possible so that people take it up from day one.

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