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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy
    Descriptive info: .. The voice of energy efficiency.. Home.. About ACE.. Our Members.. Staff.. Contact Us.. How to find us.. Working at ACE.. Perspective.. Articles and Blog.. Consultation Responses.. Campaigns.. About Campaigns.. Energy Bill Revolution.. Energy Bill: Demand Reduction.. Fiscal incentives.. ACE Research.. About ACE Research.. Projects.. Email updates.. To subscribe to our occasional email updates simply add your name and email address below.. A confirmation message will be sent to you.. 06.. Dec 2012.. Our.. Mission.. ACE aims to reduce overall energy demand to ensure a secure and sustainable energy future.. Through our lobbying, campaigning and research we help to achieve sensible and consistent policy, legislation and targets.. ACE works to raise a positive awareness of energy conservation and encourage increased investment in all energy saving measures.. ACE.. on Twitter.. RT.. @ecjones.. : 30 years of campaigning for more action on energy conservation; congratulations to ACE on your anniversary!.. @uk_ace.. by.. CAGConsultants.. Carillion delighted to sponsor last night’s superb 30th anniversary reception for.. at the House of Commons.. Carillionplc.. @DECCgovuk.. @CommunitiesUK.. Energy can't be 'efficient' as it is non-transmutable! You mean TechnologyEfficiency which wind power isnt.. dasmon777.. : So no prizes for.. for failing to get Osborne to announce Council Tax breaks for.. #energyefficiency.. in.. @as2012.. energyforlondon.. Great expectations run ahead of the reality.. By.. Andrew Warren.. The Government trumpeted the Green Deal as its energy policy flagship.. But some quiet backtracking is eroding companies’ confidence to invest.. Read more.. Two Cheers for Government’s new Energy Efficiency Strategy.. Jenny Holland.. The Association for the Conservation of Energy has given a qualified welcome to the Government's new Energy Efficiency Strategy, published today.. Research.. The impact on the fuel poor of the reduction in fuel poverty budgets in England.. Pedro Guertler.. For the first time, the Government’s fuel poverty budget has been analysed in depth by experts outside Government.. ACE's report finds that the money received by the fuel poor in England has been cut by 26% between 2009 and 2013, taking into account all new Government policies.. Members.. Saint-Gobain Isover UK.. Insulation manufacturers.. As the world's leading manufacturer and innovator in mineral wool insulation, ISOVER aims to create safe, efficient and environmentally positive thermal, acoustic and fire safe solutions for customers and end users.. For over 40 years, ISOVER has pioneered and perfected the technologies that have set new standards in the building industry.. www.. isover.. co.. uk.. Superglass Insulation Ltd.. Manufacturers of mineral wool thermal and acoustic insulation for domestic and industrial buildings.. , which has 211 employees, began operations at its Stirling site in 1987 and quickly established itself as one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of insulation products.. Superglass offer a comprehensive range of products, which are certified for use throughout Europe.. They are manufactured from glass fibre mineral wool and are designed to provide high quality thermal and acoustic insulation.. superglass.. Mark Group.. Providers of whole house energy efficiency solutions.. Mark Group began insulating homes back in 1974 and recognised that this is the first step in helping save energy, money and carbon emissions.. Today, Mark help make over 3,000 homes more energy efficient every week, from their 14 regional locations.. Their services are tailored for individual homeowners as well as builders, architects, local authorities and government bodies.. markgroup.. Carillion Energy Services.. Energy Services Company.. Carillion Energy Services (CES) is one of the UK’s largest independent energy services providers and a major installer of renewable technologies.. Through its activities across a range of markets, including social housing, commercial and non domestic property, and private housing, CES is focused on helping customers reduce their energy costs and make carbon savings.. CES is part of Carillion Plc, which has more than 50,000 employees operating in support services, Public Private Partnership projects, and offering construction capabilities in the UK, Canada and the Middle East.. carillionenergy.. com.. URSA.. Manufacturer of insulation materials.. URSA is Europe’s third biggest manufacturer of  ...   daily.. The Company offers a broad range of innovative products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products.. dow.. Plumb Center.. Suppliers of plumbing and heating products.. With over 490 branches nationwide, Plumb Center is one of the UK's leading suppliers of plumbing and heating products including central heating systems, bathrooms, showers, drainage and renewable technologies.. It has developed training centres in Leamington Spa and Sevenoaks where around 13 renewable products courses are on offer, and has 38 commercial Centers of Excellence located in carefully selected branches across the UK.. plumbcenter.. Worcester Bosch.. Manufacturers of heating and hot water systems.. Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd.. is the UK operation of the Bosch group’s heating and hot water division, manufacturing condensing boilers as well as solar water heaters and ground source heat pumps.. Part of the Bosch Group, our products are designed, manufactured, sold and distributed with the quality and reliability that is synonymous with the Bosch name.. bbt-uk.. Kingspan Insulation Ltd.. Kingspan Insulation specialise in the solution of insulation problems and offer the widest range of insulants available from any UK or Irish manufacturer.. Kingspan Insulation is a member company of the Kingspan Group plc, one of Europe’s fastest growing building product groups.. insulation.. kingspan.. Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency.. Insulation guarantors.. CIGA is an independent agency with its own secretariat that provides independent 25 year Guarantee covering cavity wall insulation.. It is governed by a council of "System Designers" (who supply the insulation material) and registered installers, with support from trade associations and Government bodies.. ciga.. Vaillant.. Energy-saving solutions for heating, cooling and hot water.. The Vaillant Group is an international family-owned company with more than 135 years experience in the heating and hot water technologies industry.. As one of the world's market and technology leaders, the company develops and produces tailor-made products, systems and services for heating, cooling and hot water, and is the one of the largest European manufacturers within the sector.. The Vaillant Group is established and active with production and research and development sites in over 20 countries worldwide.. As the UK's number 1 heating manufacturing group, Vaillant Group's UK operations include the market leading brands Vaillant, Glow-worm and Heatline.. vaillant.. glow-worm.. heatline.. Sheffield Insulations Ltd.. Distributors of insulation, roofing and commerical interior products.. Sheffield Insulations has 50 years experience in insulation distribution.. As part of the.. SIG plc Group.. , we supply materials for thermal and acoustic, dry lining, fire protection and house building.. We offer more than 50,000 brand name products from leading manufacturers with rapid responses to customers enquiries via our 20+ branch network.. sheffins.. Rockwool Ltd.. Rockwool Ltd, based near Bridgend, South Wales is the UK's leading manufacturer of mineral wool insulation for thermal, fire and acoustic protection.. Only Rockwool is authentic and wholly natural, recreated from natural processes that exist only in nature.. rockwool.. E.. On UK.. Energy service company.. On UK is one of the UK’s leading integrated power and gas companies – generating and distributing electricity, and retailing power and gas – and form part of the E.. ON group, the world's largest investor-owned power and gas company.. eon-uk.. MGC Ltd.. MGC has been in business for over 40 years and supplies Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Contractors throughout the UK with a range of specialist building materials.. SEMPATAP THERMAL was developed specifically for insulating solid walls, dormer and mansard roofs.. It is applied to walls and ceilings inside the property - training is available for contractors.. mgcltd.. Further.. recent posts.. Invest in energy efficiency and kick-start the economy.. Electricity Market Reform and the demand side.. Turn the system round to make the profligate pay.. Short term employment and economic implications of GD/ECO framework.. VAT challenge could harm Green Deal prospects.. Sands of time running out for insulation.. Powered by.. Warp Theme Framework..

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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy » About ACE
    Descriptive info: The Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) was formed in 1981 by a number of major companies active within the energy conservation industry.. Our aim is to encourage a positive national awareness of the need for and benefits of energy conservation, to help establish a sensible and consistent national policy and programme, and to increase investment in all appropriate energy saving measures.. Membership of ACE is limited to twenty-four UK based companies which have  ...   and manufacturers and distributors of insulation materials.. In addition, there is unlimited membership of the Friends of ACE , which is open to local authorities and housing associations who are actively engaged in energy conservation and related issues.. ACE is separated into two core operations.. A parliamentary campaigns unit, with an interest in developing and promoting sound UK energy policy and a research department investigating many aspects of energy efficiency both in the UK and Europe..

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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy » Staff
    Descriptive info: Director.. Andrew Warren has been Director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy since its foundation in 1981.. In addition to writing regular monthly columns for several trade publications, he has also contributed articles to many international newspapers such as the Financial Times, The Guardian and The Independent.. He was a former Special Advisor to House of Commons Select Committee on the Environment and has given evidence to many House of Commons and House of Lords Select Committees in the UK and also to inquiries undertaken by the European Parliament.. He has spoken at a several hearings called by the European Commission and has spoken in every Member State of the European Union (EU-15) at a variety of conferences on energy and environment issues.. Mary Helena.. Office Manager.. Mary Helena is Andrew Warren’s PA, and ACE’s Office Manager.. Mary graduated from the University of Kent (English and American Literature) in 1979.. She worked at the Economists’ Bookshop at the LSE for nearly a decade and subsequently spent many years working in administrative roles in the voluntary sector, mainly in overseas development organisations working in the areas of health and education.. More recently she has worked as Office Manager at the Women’s Environmental Network.. ____________________________________________________________________________________.. Parliamentary Team.. Head of the Parliamentary Team.. Jenny is Head of ACE’s Parliamentary Team.. In over nine years in the role she has overseen a number of high profile campaigns that have led to major changes in the law on energy efficiency.. A Cambridge law graduate and qualified solicitor, Jenny has worked in the political arena for a decade and a half – first as Political Organiser to an MEP and, immediately prior to joining ACE, as Political Assistant to a Labour MP.. While working in Parliament, Jenny was Chair of the TGWU Parliamentary Branch and led the union’s successful campaign for improved pay and conditions for MPs’ staff.. Away from ACE, Jenny does occasional work as a freelance Parliamentary Consultant, specialising in sustainable energy issues.. She also has extensive experience of running election and community campaigns.. An Essex County Councillor from 2001 till 2009, she retains strong links with the East of England, where she serves on two regional advisory bodies Sustainability East, a sustainable development think-tank, and Sustainable Built Environment East, championing low carbon solutions in the built environment.. Tanya Kelly.. Parliamentary Campaigner.. Tanya joined ACE in December 2008 and currently works part-time with the Parliamentary team, where she has been mainly involved with the Sectoral Targets Bill.. She completed an MA in Globalisation, Development Transition at the University of Westminster in 2004, where her thesis focussed on the issue of climate change and the sovereignty of the nation state.. Following this, Tanya worked at Friends of the Earth and then at Local Works where she was one of the campaigners for the Sustainable Communities Bill.. Prior to this Tanya taught English for several years  ...   employment includes spells in both the Scottish and European parliaments and teaching English in Bosnia and Bavaria.. He is an active member of the Scottish Green Party, a keen touring cyclist and lives in Leith with his wife and young daughter.. ACE Research Team.. Head of Research.. Pedro joined ACE in 2003.. He was born in Teheran, grew up in London, Portugal and Germany, returning to London to study.. He read for a degree in Environmental Policy with Economics at the London School of Economics and has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.. Since joining ACE, he has been promoted to Head of Research in addition to carrying out research he manages all aspects of the Team s work including its strategy and direction, budget, recruitment and so on.. He is a member of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes Fuel Poverty Strategy Group and the Islington Climate Change Fund s advisory panel.. Jack Carrington.. Researcher.. Jack joined ACE as a research assistant following a two month internship.. After graduating from Oxford University in 2005 with a BA in Physics he worked in the Actuarial profession, but at the start of 2009 decided to change career and became involved in the Sustainable Communities Act Campaign at Unlock Democracy.. He has a keen interest in financial modeling developed from his work in the actuarial profession valuing pension schemes and hopes to apply this to the problem of reducing carbon emissions.. Antonia Jansz.. Antonia joined the Research Team in September 2012.. Previous to starting at ACE, she was undertaking research at University College London on the microclimatic effects of green and cool roofs and implications for energy consumption and health; a continuation of the dissertation she undertook as part of the MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering at the College.. Antonia has recently spent time volunteering for the Vietnam Green Building Council, and prior to that worked for the GBC of Australia where she was involved in the development of the method for assessing energy and carbon dioxide emissions used within the Green Star tools (the Australian version of BREEAM).. She also has experience in environmental assessment methods and energy modelling in the UK, including as Senior Consultant at the BRE.. Sarah Royston.. Sarah joined the Research Team in December 2012.. Prior to this, she studied Geography at the University of Cambridge and Sustainable Development at the University of Leeds, and then completed a PhD at the University of York.. The thesis is entitled Careers of Action on Climate Change: The evolution of practices throughout the life-course , and explores how and why people adopt sustainable lifestyles.. Sarah then worked on a project called Reducing Energy Consumption through Community Knowledge Networks at Keele University, helping to reduce fuel poverty and carbon emissions through community action in a deprived area.. She has also been a long-term volunteer for Friends of the Earth..

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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy » How to find us
    Descriptive info: Westgate House, our office, is at:.. 2a Prebend Street.. London N1 8PT.. The nearest tube stations are Angel (Northern Line), and Highbury Islington (Victoria Line).. Westgate House is at:.. \r\n.. ","mainIcon":"red-dot","style":"default","width":"auto","height":300,"mapTypeId":"roadmap","zoom":13,"mapCtrl":1,"typeCtrl":0,"directions":1,"unitSystem":0,"clusterMarker":0,"styler_invert_lightness":0,"styler_hue":"","styler_saturation":0,"styler_lightness":0,"styler_gamma":0,"adresses":[]}'>..

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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy » Working at ACE
    Descriptive info: Sorry, there are no vacancies at present.. To be kept in touch with developments at ACE and future job opportunities sign up for email updates or.. follow us on Twitter..

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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy » Perspective
    Descriptive info: Written by.. on.. December 4, 2012.. Posted in.. ,.. There was no doubting the initial ambition of the Green Deal.. “We are launching a revolution in energy efficiency,” said Chris Huhne, then Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, introducing the enabling legislation in 2010.. “A once-in-a-lifetime refit of our outdated homes to make them fit for 2050.. ”.. It is the Coalition’s energy policy flagship, itself regularly billed by his successor, Edward Davey, as his “number one policy priority.. ” His ministerial colleague, Greg Barker, adds that the majority of homes – some 14m must be reached within the decade.. But lately there have been some really worrying signs that these ambitions are being seriously tempered.. Initially subtly, increasingly overtly, the signals are being sent about lowering expectations regarding actual results.. By doing so, the Government is effectively setting a vicious circle to work, weakening the confidence of established companies, reducing the willingness of new players to invest.. Continue Reading.. No Comments.. November 12, 2012.. The Association for the Conservation of Energy has given a qualified welcome to the Government s new Energy Efficiency Strategy, published today.. While welcoming the publication of a strategy dedicated solely to energy efficiency the first of its kind since 2004 ACE says that the Government has shirked its responsibility by failing to set out a clear target for energy efficiency.. The Association is also disappointed that DECC has fought shy of setting out what further policies will be needed to plug the gap between what can be achieved and what current policies are expected to deliver.. ACE Director Andrew Warren said:.. While welcoming the publication of a dedicated energy efficiency strategy and the establishment of a dedicated Energy Efficiency Deployment Office, the absence of clear targets for energy efficiency is a real disappointment.. The Strategy tells us that 196TWh of energy savings are possible in 2020 but totally fails to commit Government to achieving these savings.. We have seen all too often how, in the absence of firm targets, Governments fail to put in place adequate policies or resources to achieve them.. As things stand, this is a wish list, not a strategy.. We will therefore be urgently pressing Government to put binding targets in place.. We will also be asking them to bring forward new policies to plug the 33TWh gap between what they say is achievable and what current policies are on course to deliver.. The main way in which they can do this is by committing to use the carbon tax revenues they will get from next year to transform the energy efficiency of the housing stock the central demand of the Energy Bill Revolution campaign.. And if they re really saying that we can save energy equivalent to 22 power stations, then why do the Government s proposals for electricity market reform completely fail to give energy efficiency a chance to compete on equal terms with supply-side solutions?.. October 10, 2012.. Take a close look at your energy bill.. The initial amount of energy we use is charged at a higher rate.. Shouldn’t the opposite occur to discourage energy waste?.. Energy efficiency is my number one policy priority”, maintains energy and climate change secretary, Edward Davey.. A very sensible priority, given that the cheapest and most ecologically valuable fuel is that which we don’t use.. So, if gas and electricity charges are levied at rates that seem deliberately to discourage frugality, it must be a priority to reverse such a perverse price signal.. And perversity describes precisely how all fuel bills are calculated.. Look at your own gas or electric bill.. The initial kilowatt hours consumed each month are charged at around three times the price of subsequent units.. The result is that those who practise careful consumption are penalised.. Whereas there is effectively a volume discount on profligate energy consumption.. September 7, 2012.. Should energy-saving products be subject to the full 20 per cent rate of VAT? The UK and the European Commission are set to do battle in the courts.. Next spring a case will be heard in the European Courts.. The result could seriously  ...   energy.. ” Then for seven years it was ignored.. Now Ministers are determined to “breathe new life” into the Act.. Energy minister, Greg Barker, intends to ensure it “forms an important part of the government’s strategy to ensure coherent and joined-up implementation of the Green Deal right across the country.. Initially, HECA required each local authority in Britain with housing responsibilities to draw up plans to improve the energy performance of the area’s residential stock, both private and public by 30 per cent between 1996 and 2011.. And then to report annually on progress towards implementation.. DECC: Triennial Review of the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group.. June 8, 2012.. ACE has submitted a written response to the Department for Energy and Climate Change s.. Triennial Review of the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group.. ACE has been privileged to be a member of the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG) since its inception in 2002.. The principal purpose of FPAG is reporting and advising on the effectiveness of the delivery of the Government’s Fuel Poverty Strategy on the ground.. The Government recognised the importance of establishing an independent Fuel Poverty Advisory Group as early as February 2001, when it published its consultation draft of the Fuel Poverty Strategy.. ACE believes that the Government was absolutely right in its judgment in 2001 and that nothing has changed to make an independent advisory body less vital now than it was then.. In fact, with the number of fuel poor households having risen sharply from 1.. 2 million in 2005 to 3.. 5 million in 2010 (and projected to surge to 3.. 9 million in 2012), there is clearly a greater need than ever for Government policies to be subjected to independent scrutiny.. This is particularly important when considered against the backdrop of slashed Government spending on fuel poverty – down by almost a third from 2009 to 2012 and the fact that the number of low income and vulnerable households helped under the Warm Front programme dropped from 170,000 in 2010/11 to just 24,000 in 2011/12, a near sevenfold decrease in just one year.. Find ACE s response.. here.. DECC: Consultation on the Smart Meter Implementation programme Consumer Engagement Strategy.. ACE has submitted a written response to the Department for Energy and Climate Change s consultation on the Smart Meter Implementation programme consumer engagement strategy.. ACE begins its response by pointing out the inexorable rise in the costs due to be incurred by the Smart Meter programme.. It will be incumbent on Ofgem as the regulator to ensure that vulnerable customers are protected against the costs and that the benefits of the programme are shared by this customer group.. Find ACE s consultation response.. Ofgem consultation on Energy Affordability: helping develop Ofgem s Vulnerable Customers Strategy.. May 25, 2012.. ACE has submitted a written response to Ofgem s consultation on its.. Vulnerable Customers Strategy.. ACE supports the four themes of Ofgem s strategy but points out that little emphasis has been placed on the coverage, by these themes, of environmental obligations.. At least £540 million of the Energy Company Obligation’s notional annual budget will be spent supporting vulnerable households with energy efficiency measures.. ‘Monitoring and enforcement’, ‘encouraging best practice and research’, ‘knowledge and influence’ and ‘information for consumers’ based on all the activities under the ECO must form a central plank of Ofgem’s new strategy – especially in the absence of (in England) any continued public expenditure on energy efficiency for vulnerable households after March 2013.. DECC: Heat strategy consultation response.. May 24, 2012.. ACE has submitted a written response to the Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation on the new heat strategy.. The future of heating: a strategic framework for low carbon heating.. ACE points out in the response that what is missing from the evidence behind the strategy is an analysis of the full extent to which demand for heat can be reduced.. It is essential that we have a reasonable prediction of future heat demand and, if we follow a path that involved the electrification of heat, we have a reasonable prediction of future electrcity demand.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. ».. Last..

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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy » Articles and Blog
    Descriptive info: Don’t believe everything you read in the press.. May 10, 2012.. How a consultation on extending the energy efficiency requirements for larger buildings to those below 1,000m2 became a ‘conservatory tax’.. The satirical magazine Private Eye summed it all up.. It printed a cartoon of some plutocrats rowing towards an island.. The caption read: “We had our conservatory built offshore to avoid paying tax.. A week earlier, the Daily Mail had used a wet bank holiday to splash across its front page the headline: “Green Tax on Conservatories.. The page began: “Millions of householders who want to build a conservatory will be forced to spend hundreds of pounds more on ‘green’ projects.. They will not be permitted to carry out home improvements unless they agree to fork out for measures such as loft or wall insulation”.. Don’t write off the Green Deal.. It might just work.. April 11, 2012.. Despite dire projections from DECC this showpiece concept might just work – but it will need a little extra help from Government.. Throughout Europe governments are seeking to reduce energy usage in buildings.. The reason is simple.. Almost half of all energy is consumed in buildings.. Motivations differ.. They range from a desire to reduce consumer costs.. Or reduce the need to invest in new power plants.. Or reduce carbon dioxide.. Or increase construction industry jobs..  ...   do so, by borrowing that “best of times, worst of times, age of wisdom, age of foolishness” paradox in the opening paragraph of A Tale of Two Cities.. The private rented sector offers the best examples of energy-efficient homes.. The private rented sector includes some of the worst examples of dreadful, profligate, energy inefficient homes.. Increasingly the private rented sector matters.. Since the millennium, there has been an inexorable rise in the proportion of households paying rent to a private landlord.. Almost 1 in 6 households now do so.. When the theory doesn’t match the practice.. February 21, 2012.. If the potential for energy saving is to be met then the Government must take a closer look at whether its policies are being implemented or just ignored.. ‘‘Evidence-based policy making” is a litany endorsed by every government since well before the Millennium.. As a result, impact assessments are de rigueur before any new initiatives see the light of day.. The current proposals for altering Part L of the building regulations are certainly supported by swathes of the latter.. However, they are backed up by very little hard evidence as to whether these savings identified can ever become a reality.. During their anticipated lifetime, the proposed tighter standards for new English homes and non-residential buildings are forecast to save 14.. 51m tonnes of carbon dioxide (MtCO2)..

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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy » Consultation Responses
    Descriptive info: DG Energy: Public consultation on financial support for energy efficiency in buildings.. May 18, 2012.. ACE has submitted a written response to the European Commission, DG Energy,.. Public Consultation on Financial Support for Energy Effieincy in Buildings.. In the response ACE stresses the importance of a robust Energy Efficiency Directive and the introduction of a mandatory energy efficiency target in driving energy efficiency investment.. The response also points to a number of examples of best practice in Member States including the recycling of the revenues from the sale of the EU ETS allowances into energy efficiency programmes.. Find ACE s consultation response here.. CLG: Building Regulations consultation response.. April 27, 2012.. ACE has submitted written responses to the Department of Communities and Local Government Consultations on the.. Building Regulations in England Section two: Part L.. and.. Section four: the building control system.. The consultation on Building Regulations Part L was formed of two sections.. The first was on the introduction of the requirement for consequential improvements to be required when an existing building is extended or when elements are replaced.. Click here for our full response.. The second part of the consultation on Part L covered all other proposals under this section (Conservation of fuel and power).. In appendix to this response we also submitted a paper on.. Improving Compliance with Part L.. drafted in collaboration with CIBSE, CPA, BSRIA and STROMA which can be found here.. Finally our response to the consultation on changes to the Building Control system can be found.. This response should also be read in  ...   Efficiency Deployment Office, which has been established to drive a step change in energy efficiency in the UK economy.. ACE s submission sets out and evidences a number of key issues for the EEDO strategy.. The most important piece of missing evidence necessary to enable the EEDO to design its strategy and undertake its activities effectively is an analysis of the full potential of energy saving before new generation become the more cost effective option.. Read ACE s submission.. EEDO call for evidence ACE response (final).. Green Deal ECO Consultation.. January 18, 2012.. Alongside ACE Research’s ‘Dead CERT’ report, published today, ACE has submitted its.. response to the Government s consultation on the Green Dea; and Energy Company Obligation.. Addressing all aspects of the consultation, the main thrust of our response is that the outcomes envisaged by the £1.. 3 billion expenditure proposed for the ECO fall far short of what is required to meet Carbon Budgets and eradicate fuel poverty.. Furthermore, this level of spend is also less than historical levels of expenditure under CERT and Warm Front – despite Ministerial assurances that the ECO would “bring a far greater level of resource to bear on the fuel poor” than previously.. With the ECO s limited ambitions for tackling fuel poverty, the consultation concedes that a mere 325,000 households will be assisted by the end of March 2015.. In the context of at least 5 million households in fuel poverty, we believe that the Government has abdicated any serious attempt to meet its 2016 duty to eradicate fuel poverty..

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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy » About Campaigns
    Descriptive info: The ACE campaigns team has successfully kept the issue of energy conservation in the forefront of the national media for many years.. We maintain close working relations with politicians, bureaucrats and other key decision-makers, along with many other pressure groups, NGOs and key energy related organisations.. ACE has been acknowledged to be one of the most vocal lobby groups in the UK, and will continue to exert pressure at home and in the European Parliament to ensure that energy conservation the fifth fuel is not overlooked.. ACE s tireless campaigning has:.. developed the concept of securing funding for energy saving programmes (EEC, CERT, CESP etc) via the energy companies, rather than public expenditure,.. ensured that Building Regulations have been regularly upgraded to achieve greater energy efficiency,.. secured minimum energy efficiency standard for the private rented sector,.. been responsible for the vast majority of the energy efficiency legislation since 1995 – e.. g.. the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995,  ...   is what is still needed:.. a smooth transition from CERT to Green Deal/ECO to ensure continuity, particularly for the insulation industry,.. the timely introduction of ambitious upgrades to the Building Regulations in 2013,.. the use of carbon tax revenues post-2013 to fund a nationwide energy efficiency retrofit programme, prioritising the homes of the fuel poor,.. a demand reduction strategy (including an energy efficiency incentive in the current Energy Bill) so that for the first time demand reduction can be pursued as a valid alternative investment programme to yet further supply expenditure,.. the introduction of a range of fiscal incentives to encourage energy efficiency, including variable stamp duty/council tax rates, alongside an extension of existing reduced VAT rates and the Landlords’ Energy Saving Allowance,.. a renewed commitment by Government to eradicate fuel poverty.. We need your help to achieve these objectives.. Current campaigns.. Click on the followings links to find out more and get involved!.. Energy Bill.. Fiscal Incentives..

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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy » Energy Bill Revolution
    Descriptive info: A new campaign to help households reduce their energy bills and make their homes warmer has been launched by ACE and others.. The Energy Bill Revolution Campaign calls on Government to invest the money it receives from carbon taxes into improving the energy efficiency of our homes.. From 2013 Government will receive a huge increase in revenue fom two key carbon taxes – the sale of allowances in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the new Carbon Floor Price.. Research commissioned by the Campaign has calculated these revenues will be on average £4bn a year.. ncy of our homes.. If invested in energy efficiency in the housing stock, this money could remove 9 out of 10 households from fuel poverty, it could produce four times the carbon savings achieved by Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation together and could create between 30,000 and 50,000 direct jobs and up to 200,000 indirect jobs in the wider economy.. Please join the coalition and support the campaign by.. signing our petition today.. Posts.. An report published today shows that investing in improving the energy efficiency of our homes is the best way to create jobs, stimulate the economy and tackle fuel poverty.. The Consumer Focus report – ‘Jobs, growth and warmer homes’ – compared the economic benefits of  ...   in fuel poverty in 2010.. ACE response to the Hills Fuel Poverty Review Interim Report.. ACE welcomes the work by Professor Hills and many of the findings within the Interim Report; particularly that fuel poverty is a distinct problem from poverty in general.. Whilst we acknowledge that the existing definition of fuel poverty is potentially overly sensitive to changes in fuel prices and broadly welcome the new approach that combines households with both low incomes and unreasonable fuel costs, we have several concerns with the definition Hills proposes.. Most notably: The use of an absolute equivalised energy need to determine energy costs is not an effective measure.. The ‘energy need’ within the English Housing Survey (used to determine fuel poverty numbers) does not require equivalising.. The approach also puts undue weight on the size of households, prioritising the largest rather than the least efficient.. The median threshold set by Hills is not credible, being both insufficient in determining ‘unreasonable’ costs, and set in such a way as to make eradication impossible through reducing energy need in fuel poor households.. The new definition is under-sensitive to fuel prices: it is wrong that fuel poverty numbers would only be marginally affected by policy costs added to bills by Government.. Featuring Top 3/3 of Energy Bill Revolution.. Subscribe..

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  • Title: Association for the Conservation of Energy » Energy Bill: Demand Reduction
    Descriptive info: The Government published its draft Energy Bill (focusing on electricity market reform) on 22 May.. We were disappointed that it contained no demand reduction policies.. So also were committees of both Houses of Parliament, who have endorsed our concerns to them in formal published reports.. Despite this, the final Energy Bill (published November 29) still contained no demand reduction provisions..  ...   the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF-UK, Green Alliance) to build a coalition of support around the introduction of such provisions into the Bill.. These will focus on an electricity efficiency incentive designed to capture the abundant electricity saving potential that the Government themselves say should be achieved.. Click here to read the ACE Research briefing on.. Electricity Market Reform and the Demand Side..

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