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CSA Workshop
16 December 2015

To be held at Alliance Homes Office, Portished.
To register to attend please email:

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RHI - News Up Date

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have sent out the following guidance relating to the new sustainability requirements. You may already be well aware of this information, but if not please read more....


Energy Security and the rising cost of Energy

Understanding that energy security is more about supply at source is key to helping our customers, residents and tenants manage fuel bills moving forward. As landlords we have a moral obligation to make our homes affordable. Read more....


CSA - Membership

We are at a very exciting time in the evolution of the CSA as we reach three years this October and I wanted to write to expand on our plans to continue with the CSA as a formalised entity. Read more....


Poole Housing Partnership - Low Cost Heating

C G Fry & Son handed-over a unique pair of new semi-detached homes to Poole Housing Partnership (PHP) at a contract value of £300,000. Read more....


Address to the RenewablesUK Offshore Wind Conference

Secretary of State Amber Rudd's speech at the RenewablesUK Offshore Wind Conference
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Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project gets green light on planning

Planning consent granted for construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon, in a boost to moving towards a low carbon, home grown energy mix. Read more....


Brighter Futures, Greener Homes

CBH has installed eight air source heat pump (ASHP) heating systems. These new systems provide the tenants with affordable and easy to manage heating systems. Read more....


DECC announce biomass degression from 1 July

DECC have now published their Quarterly forecast (as at 30 April 2015) Read more....


Biomass sustainability and the Domestic RHI

This factsheet sets out a basic overview of the Biomass sustainability requirements introduced for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Read more....


CSA Workshop May 2015 - Agenda

The Carbon Savings Alliance recently held its May workshop. Read more....


Funded Heat Pump Solutions from Kensa Heat Pumps and My Green Heating Company

Technical seminar - 14th May in Exeter? Read more....


Energy trends

Section 6 covering renewables statistics of the latest edition of 'Energy trends' publication from the Department of Energy & Climate Change. Read more.


Quarterly Newsletter Jan - March 2015

The first quarter of 2015 has been a very busy time for the CSA and its members, we have seen a significant increase in membership numbers and we now represent more than 800,000 homes with 62 Landlords. Read more


Behavioural Change Workshop April 2015

We are proposing to run a Best Practice Workshop on the 23rd of April using our combined skills and experiences to fully develop a Behavioural Change Standard Read more


Home Energy Affordability Model

HEAM has been developed by the CSA to support landlords develop SAP based energy investment plans quickly and efficiently. The HEAM tool forecasts affordability as a percentage of energy and water over rent. Read more


Legacy RHI Payments Deadline 9th April

Register by 9th of April 2015. Read more.



Green Deal: energy saving for your home

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. Residents may be able to claim back money from the government if you make energy-saving home improvements. Read more.



Cutting the cost of keeping warm

This is the first fuel poverty strategy in over a decade. The strategy is underpinned by the fuel poverty target for as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable to achieve an energy efficiency standard of Band C by 2030 - Read more.



Feedback - CSA workshop January 2015

Following the workshop we are pleased to update delegates with proposals on the Home Energy Affordability Model and for the opportunity for each landlord to carry out a high level energy assessment. Read full details


CSA workshop 21st January 2015

The main item on the agenda will be the Energy Company Offering which was identified as one of the main projects at the last workshop. Read full details


Domestic RHI amendment regulations laid in Parliament

Amendments are expected to come into force in Spring 2015. Read more.



Green Deal home improvement fund details announced

More people will get help to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through a new release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.Read more.



The Warm Home Discount scheme

For winter 2014 to 2015, you could get a £140 discount on your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme. Read full details and eligibilty


Would you like to upgrade an existing communal heating system at no cost?

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Free RHI Event

Install Renewables, Save Energy & Get Cash Incentive from Government Scheme. Attend a free RHI event and hear more about the incentive, speak to installers and see some of the eligible technologies Read more.



Renewable Heat Incentive roadshows

DECC have released the dates and details of the roadshows that they will be attending and presenting at over the coming months. Read more.



Quarterly RHI Statistics

The DECC recently published their quarterly statistics for the RHI (both Domestic and Non-domestic), along with the accompanying excel data tables. The figures included are accurate to 30 September 2014.

View Quarterly report | View Monthly data tables



Tackling fuel poverty

CSA provide views and evidence to help the National Housing Federation prepare their response on the fuel poverty strategy. Read more

Latest news from
Regen SW

There are some details emerging on the eagerly anticipated second phase of Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF). This scheme will see a further £100m available to stimulate energy efficiency spend across the country. Read more


Inside Housing - Sustainable housing Awards

Alliance Homes Group won the ‘sustainable social housing finance award’ for their Photovoltaic Framework. The award was presented to Steve Drew Managing Director Alliance Homes and co founder of the CSA by Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE. Read more

The first 10,000 Domestic RHI accreditations

Publication now available that outlines facts and figures relating to these first 10,000 accreditations. Read more

Additional £100m for household energy efficiency

More people will be able to enjoy warmer homes and more control of their energy bills from additional £100m announced today. Read in full.

National Energy Study

Sustainable Homes are running an energy research project over this winter. The idea is this: 40-50 of each associations homes will have their energy monitored over the winter period. In addition some interventions will be undertaken to investigate their impact in helping to save energy. This will contribute to a national study on energy use. The study checks how well energy use aligns with SAP following up on the finding from the NES 1. It will also investigate the impact of communicating in different ways in reducing energy bills. These reports feed into work DECC is doing on SAP and demand side behaviour change issues.

For more information and to see how you could take part, click here

ECO and Fuel Poverty

We need your evidence to shape Government policy! To help present a strong case to Government,please complete this survey, ideally by 26th September.

The NHF will be responding to the Government’s consultation on its Fuel Poverty Strategy and also providing evidence to ensure realistic carbon pricing for the Government’s Allowable Solutions policy. We will be collecting evidence on your experience (good and bad) of ECO and your concerns about fuel poverty.

Business planning for energy efficiency and renewables

The latest information on Government policies and funding streams. Download now.


Quarterly RHI Forecast

Monthly and quarterly forecasts for estimated committed Domestic RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. Read in full.

Helping households to cut their energy bills

Rising energy prices are affecting many households. The government can’t control unpredictable global energy prices but we can help households keep their energy bills as low as possible. Read in full.

Landlord alliance to sell energy to tenants

Landlords with 357,000 homes to form company to sell energy at cost price. Read in full.

NHF Annual Conference

The CSA is attending the NHF Annual conference this September. We are speaking at the Retrofit session on the 18th September.
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Newsletter Issue 5

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Cutting the cost of keeping warm to tackle fuel poverty

Future governments will be required by law to help fight fuel poverty. Read in full.

Domestic RHI mechanism for budget management

Monthly and quarterly forecasts for estimated committed Domestic RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. Read in full.

Maintaining investment in renewable energy

Proposals to maintain the growing momentum behind renewable electricity investment in the UK, while continuing to deliver value for money for consumers, have been unveiled today.

Since 2010 the UK’s renewable electricity capacity has doubled; in the same period, over £34 billion of private sector investment has been announced, with the potential to support almost 37,000 jobs. What’s more, the scale of growth in the sector has meant that the cost of some renewable technologies, such as onshore wind and solar power, has fallen.

Today’s proposals are about ensuring the right balance of support for renewables and a smooth transition to the Government’s new Contracts for Difference, securing the further investment we need to provide clean, green and secure energy, whilst continuing to deliver value for money for energy bill-payers. Read Full Article

FiT Rates and degression figures

The deployment figures for the 1st quarter 2014 have come in under the trigger point of 100Megawatt, which means that the rates for registered systems between the 1st July & October '14 still remain at 12.94p for under 4kW retrofit systems and export tariff at 4.7p. Download FiT Rates PDF

£7600 to make home more energy efficient

Households carrying out energy efficiency improvements on their home can now get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done. Landlords are subject to de minimis thresholds for State Aid: they can’t have received more than €200,000 (approximately £160,000) of government funding in the last three financial years. Read More

Domestic RHI
launched today

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties. The scheme is open to everyone – home owners, social and private landlords, and people who build their own homes. It is available to households both on and off the gas grid.

Launch of Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

(RHI) is due to open in spring. Ofgem has published 5 factsheets that can be downloaded online.

Domestic RHI regulations

Domestic RHI regulations are now available to view on line. Please note that these still need to be debated in Parliament but it marks a significant milestone in the scheme. Read more

Preliminary data from the RHPP heat pump metering programme

This report is the first publication containing data from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment heat pump metering programme. Read more

Newsletter - Issue 4

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Households continuing to make their homes more energy efficient

Latest Green Deal Assessment research shows over 80% of people will take action Read more

Cleaner, greener future for British coal plants

Drax, Britain’s largest coal-fired power station, is set to become one of Europe’s biggest renewable electricity generators today. Read more

Govt action to help hardworking people with energy bills

British households will benefit from proposals that will be worth £50 on average Read more

Streamlining & improving Green Deal

The Green Deal will be streamlined and improved to boost take up of energy efficiency measures. Read more

Warm Homes and Fuel Poverty

CSA participate in a plea to David Cameron not roll back on some of the green regulations such as ECO. Signed by Social Landlords and District Council’s representing 860,000 people Read more

Boost for Landlords Investing in PV

Landlords looking at longer term PV investments, were today given a boost with the news that the Feed In Tariff is to remain static on domestic installs until 31st March 2014. Read more

£6m funding for local authority heat networks

The CSA are able to help Local Authorities develop their projects and put them forward for a share of the funding. Read more

RHPP Reach Out Winners

Four members of the CSA members were successful for the grant funding bids. Read more

Sustainability in Business Awards

Alliance Homes Group wins top business award. Read more

Energy Efficiency & Renewables Awards

Top national energy award for Aster Property scheme in Wookey. Read more

UK on Track

Government responds to Committee on Climate Change and delivers record investment in energy infrastructure by 2020. Read more

Meet the
Contractor Day

Meet the Contractor Day - Friday 27th September - to find out more and register your interest in attending please email

Winners Announced

46 social landlords across Great Britain have been awarded a share of £7million. Congratulations to all winners of this Fast Track RHPP Competition. Read more

Newsletter - Issue 3

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The heat is on for householders

Householders could be paid hundreds of pounds a year for generating heat by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps. Read more

CSA Workshop 6

The Carbon Savings Alliance recently held its sixth workshop to specifically look the Energy and Carbon agenda.

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EST Partnership

The Carbon Savings Alliance has formed a joint partnership with the Energy Savings Trust.

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National Heat Pump Awards

Aster Property recent won a Highly Commended award for its design and research project carried out last year in Wookey Somerset.


Cold homes are a disgrace

Is this, as David Cameron claims, the 'greenest government ever'?

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We are pleased to announce that we have committed funding on 15,000 properties within social housing, equating to a massive
£100 million.


Green Deal

With a soft launch on 28th January this year, Green deal assessments are being promoted to all residents within the UK.



Renewable Heat Incentive update! What the domestic launch in 2014 could mean to social housing.

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