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Open eco-homes in Cambridge
An Open Eco Homes event will allow people to visit 15 homes in Cambridge to see how they can cut fuel, save energy and make their homes more comfortable. The event will boast a wide range of homes from Regency to new build. Open eco homes co-ordinator Allan Shepherd said: “This year, we’ve got Cambridge’s first co-housing project – a 42 home development known as K1; a new build kit home-made of super-insulated factory-made panel walls; a St John’s college student house renovation and a house with a hempcrete DIY wall insulation workshop. Read more
Shepherd continued: “Meeting the actual householders should be a great experience for visitors. Every one of them has unique knowledge to pass on because every house is different and everyone has carefully chosen the home improvements right for them and their home.” Practical information, inspiration and advice will be shared at the event, organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint. The open homes will be held on September 18 and 24.Book a tour by going to openecohomes.org.uk.
Gov plans could decimate industry warns Solar boss
Plans to slash and possibly scrap a Government “cashback” incentive for homeowners installing solar panels have been described as “extremely disappointing” and “short sighted” by the boss of Solarlec. Read more
Ged Rowbottom, director of Solarlec, said the proposals in a consultation just released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) could seriously damage Britain’s solar industry and remove a key incentive for people to install clean, green, renewable energy for their homes. But he stressed that as energy prices reach all-time high levels, solar panels would continue to be a sound long-term investment, and there is still time for new installations to benefit from the existing incentives.