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What do the Pyramids and your cluttered loft have in common?

What do the Pyramids and your cluttered loft have in common?

By John Sinfield; Managing Director (Knauf Insulation Northern Europe)

Evidence suggests children growing up in fuel poor homes struggle to realise their full potential. Yes, ideology can dictate how you make a worthy intervention – whether it’s full on regulation or smart ‘nudges’ – but making home energy efficiency a National Infrastructure priority guarantees the issue the attention it deserves. Continue reading

Parties vie to claim credit for national insurance scheme cut – so what risks has the Government exposed us to?

Parties vie to claim credit for national insurance scheme cut – so what risks has the Government exposed us to?

By Steven Heath; Director – Public Affairs and Strategy (Knauf Insulation Northern Europe)

SSE’s announcement to fix energy prices to January 2016 saw David Cameron and Ed Miliband competing to claim the credit. With the other energy suppliers coming under pressure to follow SSE’s example, let’s consider what the real cost of this price freeze amounts to. And consider if there is really any credit to claim! Continue reading

Green Deal: Why it’s not working, and how to fix it

Green Deal: Why it’s not working, and how to fix it

By Steven Heath; External Affairs Director (Knauf Insulation Northern Europe)

What the uptake figures tell us is that Green Deal alone, or even combined with the energy company subsidy, will not deliver the improvement to Britain’s old and leaky building stock that it so desperately needs. The Government must now accept the naked truth; Green Deal needs a demand driver. Continue reading