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Weekly News Round-Up - 23/09/2013

Welcome to the first Duncan Renewables Weekly News Round-up; bringing you the most important renewable energy industry and company related news.

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Only 12 homes in the UK are benefiting from the Green Deal – Guardian (22/09/13)

Despite 71,210 households having completed the Green Deal assessment process, UK homeowners are shunning the Government’s energy-saving scheme in favour of self-funding renewable energy installations.
Launched in January 2013, the Green Deal was initially predicted to provide 10,000 homes in the UK with financial loans in order to cover the upfront costs of energy efficiency installations by the end of 2013. With latest figures only showing 12 homes to have taken advantage of a Green Deal loan and completed the necessary energy efficiency improvements, the Green Deal scheme has consequently been labelled “overly complex and expensive”.

Does the Green Deal still have a future? Read more here.

Duncan Renewables to expand after receiving Finance Yorkshire loan – York Press (18/09/13)

Duncan Renewables are proud to announce their success in securing a £150,000 loan from Finance Yorkshire which will ‘kick-start’ the company’s expansion plans. The loan will contribute towards the bulk-buying of biomass boilers which will meet ‘surging customer demand’. Finance Yorkshire’s investment manager, Ian Atkinson, hopes that “the loan will accelerate further expansion for this growing business and ensure it continues to meet demand and deliver.”

Read more about Duncan Renewables’ expansion plans here

Look out for updates on the progress of our expansion plan in future news articles and Weekly News Round-Ups.

Two thirds unable to name a company that is taking environmental sustainability seriously – The Carbon Trust (18/09/13)

A recent survey undertaken by The Carbon Trust and Yougov has revealed that “only 5% of people see businesses as being most effective in helping the environment, when compared to environmental pressure groups, academics and the Government.” Additionally only two-thirds of people are able to name a company that is taking environmental sustainability seriously.

Whilst consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the problems facing the world’s environmental future, they believe that the responsibility for a greener future lies instead with environmental organisations (inc. pressure groups).
Do these results indicate that companies aren’t facing up to their CSR? Or, are they simply just not marketing their sustainability actions to consumers?

Find out more here

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