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Good Green vs Mean Green

It's World Environment Day, and that makes you think Green – the colour of life. Plants, nature, green energy, recycling initiatives - and Thrift Energy – all carry the invigorating hue but there is one particular mean green causing harm to the planet: Greenhouse gases.

The importance of energy-efficient solutions has peaked and changes should start at home.  The release of the latest report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), Net Zero proposes new greenhouse gas emissions targets and demonstrates a need for urgent action to prevent further damage to the environment and ultimately, our world.

What is Net Zero?

Net Zero: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming is a report that has stepped up ambitions for a greener planet - by calling to eradicate greenhouse gases entirely. Prior to the report, UK Government aimed for an 80 per cent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 but this report has pushed even harder, declaring that it should be possible to reach Net Zero; 0 greenhouse gas emissions in the UK by 2050, just over 30 years.

Greenhouse gas emissions cause the planet to heat as they trap in heat that radiates from the sun. As a result, polar ice caps are melting, creating higher sea levels and a gradual warming of the entire plane. If this continues, the consequences will be dire for biodiversity and beyond, wiping out many species and affecting our food chains.

The chairman of the report, Lord Deben calls for the UK to “make firm plans for housing and domestic heat” and states there is a need for change in other areas including industrial emissions, carbon capture and storage and agriculture.

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Energy efficiency can be achieved through improving the thermal retention of properties, so they hold heat better and don’t require as much energy and fuel to stay warm. Renewable energy measures are on the rise and Thrift Energy have recently completed a solar panel installation in Oxford, which will generate greener energy and prevent 1.3 - 1.6 tonnes of Carbon dioxide per year.

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A recent Solar Panel installation in Oxford by Thrift Energy
Solar Panels generate renewable energy and save up to 1.6 Carbon dioxide tonnes per year
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The project was managed by Paul Stewart down South

The Energy Savings Trust state that Insulation is one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve homes, reducing carbon emissions by around 1040 kg per year. If one street of 20 properties has effective Insulation, they would prevent over 20, 000kg of Carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Work is already underway in Hartlepool and Durham, as Thrift Energy secure funding through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) and Local Authorities for the removal and replacement of inefficient Insulation and then install brand new, A-rated boilers that increase energy efficiency and backed by a 5 year manufacturers warranty.

There is no time like the present to make positive changes, so for energy efficient improvements #ThinkThrift and call 0800 689 3415.

Landlords … Don’t Miss Out on Your Last Chance to Secure Funding!

Did you know that Energy Company Funding, available to help private landlords make energy saving improvements to their properties comes to an end in October 2018?

With the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in place, all landlords hold a responsibility to ensure their properties meet the legal standards. Now is the time to make the most of the funding that is available.

As part of the new regulations, if you are a landlord and your property is less than the minimum EPC rating of E, you must not renew existing or grant new tenancies. Tenant’s also have the right to ensure their rented property meets standards. Solicitors, Citizens’ Advice and other charitable organisations will act on behalf of tenants to enforce this new law.

How can we help?

Through our partner, Green Deal First, we have access to over £30million of energy company funding.

This can help landlords to make energy saving improvements, increasing the EPC rating of their properties, whilst avoiding legal action and compensation claims.

We can offer support through two separate funding streams:


  • The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation is targeted to reduce the cost of heating homes through better insulation and more efficient heating systems. If your private renting tenants are in receipt of certain income related benefits, they can qualify to have energy saving measures installed to the property.


  • The Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO) is the funding stream designed to reduce the country’s domestic carbon footprint. The funding applies to any home (both social and private) and focuses on insulation. 15% of CERO activity must be carried out in rural areas.

Need Help? Call us today on 0800 689 3415 to find out more.

Private Landlords – Join Us at Matfen Hall this June

Private landlords, do you want to avoid hefty compensation claims from your tenants? If you’re worried that your properties have low energy efficiency and do not meet the required standards, we can help.

Join Thrift Energy at a FREE Private Landlord lunch and learn event where we will be discussing funding opportunities available to the private rented sector. We have access to over £30 million of energy company funding which can be used to install energy saving measures.

Our event will be held at Matfen Hall on Wednesday June 21st.

If you want to register to attend, please drop an email to our Business Development Manager at

Enquiry Form

Enquiry Form

Use our simple interactive form to see whether you could be eligible for energy efficiency home improvements for free, just answer a few quick questions!

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