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Neil Mearns Senior Writer

Government launches Green Home Finance Innovation Fund The government has launched a Green Home Finance Innovation Fund competition, which it said will strive to make building fabric energy efficiency measures attractive to all consumers. Launched on 19 August and funded by the Energy Innovation Programme, the competition will support the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy and its aim to upgrade all homes to EPC Band C. It should also help towards achievement of the Buildings Mission goal to halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030 and the cost of renovating existing buildings, through boosting innovation in green finance products and services. £4.63mn will be available for projects that develop innovative green mortgage and other lending products, therefore targeting consumers that would not get support under government schemes.The deadline to submit expressions of interest is 26 September and bids must be submitted by 14 October. Projects must be complete by March 2021. BEIS Bristol energy project identifies energy-as-a-service opportunities The Bristol Energy Smart Systems Transformation (BESST) project has said energy-as-a-service models provide exciting opportunities after six months of study. On 15 August, the report of the project – a partnership including Regen, Bristol Energy and Bristol City Council – was published. It looked to explore and identify innovative ways of selling energy that use digital technologies to enable greater use of low carbon generation. It focused on five energy service propositions considered achievable in the near-term. The propositions were: a local generation tariff, power and storage asset installation, heat asset installation, heat-as-a-service, ...

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