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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2019 edited
     
    VAT increasing from 5% to 20% from October..

    https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/renewable-energy-vat-increase-solar-panels-battery-storage/

    VAT on coal to stay at 5%.
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2019
     
    Posted By: CWattersVAT increasing from 5% to 20% from October..

    I'm sure it'll be alright ... we'll definitely be out of the EU before then, so we won't care about judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union any longer :devil:

    ... and besides, I'm over 60 so :devil: :devil: :devil:

    I don't understand why the article concentrates on solar panels, since wind and water turbines are worst hit, and presumably insulation will also be hit?
    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2019
     
    I'm not quite over 60. Perhaps I could get my mother to buy the PV :-)
    • CommentAuthorSteveZ
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2019
     
    What a coincidence - this weekend I was discussing the Tesla Powerwall 2 and the new Gateway, with a view to buying one. I was surprised to be told that a retrofit of the battery alone would attract 20% VAT, compared with 5% for retrofit panels plus battery and 0% for new-build. My thought was to contact my MP to see if he could get it reduced or removed as I think local networks could be the future and home batteries should be encouraged. This latest news about adding 20% to all solar arrays seems very odd. Any theories why the EU thinks it a good idea?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2019
     
    I disagree, storing energy is inherently inefficient, as a nation we can’t afford to waste the amounts of energy that we are talking about here.

    Put it in the grid and save 100% of whatever otherwise would have been use to generate it.
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