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SEA Parliamentary Reception 2022

SEA Parliamentary Reception 2022

Read about our annual Parliamentary Reception for 2022, including speeches from Lord Best, Lord Callanan and our Chief Executive Jade Lewis. On the 23rd of May we hosted our Parliamentary Reception at the Houses of Parliament. This event aimed to bring people together...

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What could COP26 mean for buildings and heat?

What could COP26 mean for buildings and heat?

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November, nations from across the world will gather to address climate change. With the conference being hosted in Glasgow, all eyes will be on the UK. In the lead-up to COP26, members of the Sustainable...

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Social Housing: Time to Declare a Climate Emergency?

Social Housing: Time to Declare a Climate Emergency?

The Rise in Climate Declarations The legislation of the UK’s net zero carbon target has given rise to declarations of a climate emergency, with 74% of local authorities having now set their own carbon targets. Typically, this means that resources have been allocated...

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THE GREEN HOMES GRANT WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

Homeowners and landlords will be able to pay for vouchers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes as of September, as part of the Green Homes Grant scheme. Please note that the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) service has no connection to the Sustainable Energy...

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Time to pay attention to housing

Time to pay attention to housing

COVID-19 has resulted in many of us now staying in our homes for longer periods of time. It’s also caused delays to the important UN COP26 conference which was due to be held in Glasgow this November. The virus will understandably dominate our news headlines and...

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Update on the EPC band C campaign

Update on the EPC band C campaign

On Friday 7th February 2020, the Domestic Properties (Energy Performance) Bill sponsored by Lord Foster of Bath, had its second reading in Parliament. Lord Foster outlined how the Bill aims to increase the energy efficiency of domestic properties and he closed by stating that the simple Bill “has far-reaching implications for our quest to tackle climate change, not least, help the less well-off as we do so”.

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