Friends of the Earth

HIPs delayed till 1 August

by mel starrs on June 22, 2007

in Part L

I’m a bit very late in commenting on this, but the inevitable delay to HIPs has been announced.  The government’s phased roll requires HIPs for properties with four or more bedrooms from 1 August, followed by three-bed homes once 2,000 energy assessors have qualified, and all homes when 3,000 have qualified. On 22 May NHER […]


Round up of stuff

by mel starrs on February 3, 2007

in News

I’m in a really annoying situation where I have opened a load of tabs in Firefox of interesting stuff I want to blog in detail, but I have no time to do so. So they sit there and mock me. In an effort to shut them down and clear my conscience, here’s a really quick […]

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The general flavour of reaction seems to be to welcome the CSH, but with many calls to address existing housing stock. Friends of the Earth agree that the Code should be mandatory – I think it will be by April 2008. Places for People believe it should apply to all housing.  I would agree in principle, but […]


The Queen’s speech is now online here and the Climate Change Bill is on her list: My Government will publish a Bill on climate change as part of its policy to protect the environment, consistent with the need to secure long-term energy supplies. Other interesting bills include: A draft Bill will be published to tackle […]