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6 February 2015 YouGen welcomed into the National Energy Foundation

15 September 2014 Green deal is a 'disappointing failure'

30 July 2014 DECC launches online renewable heat incentive calculator: YouGen response

25 July 2014 Questions asked around sudden closure of green deal home improvement fund

8 April 2014 YouGen response to RHI Launch

3 December 2013 YouGen urges government to strenghten policies that improve the energy efficiency of the UK housing stock, not water them down

25 November 2013 Woman whose home renovation sparked a business idea wins Green Business award

31 October 2013 Interest shifts from solar panels to renewable heat as renewable energy website celebrates one million visits

6 September 2013 YouGen wins Green Business of the Year in Venus Awards Devon

22 August 2013 YouGen founder up for Inspirational Woman and Green Business awards in Devon Venus Awards

19 July 2013 Homeowners should be wary when investing in renewable heat warns YouGen founder

12 July 2013 Householders can invest in renewable heat with confidence now the details of the RHI are published

4 July 2013 YouGen and Green Building magazine sign deal to be the official media partners for The Sustainable Homes Show

9 April 2013 Two East Devon businesses voted into top 50 ethical companies by general public

11 March 2013 Photo competition seeks inspiring photos of energy efficiency and renewables

10 January 2013 YouGen backs OFT crackdown, and calls for ban on 'deal on the day'

6 December 2012 Green Energy Experts call for stronger consumer protection

26 November 2012 YouGen is one of just two UK-based companies to win an International Green Award 2012

27 August 2012 E.on gives worst service to feed-in tariff customers, survey finds

21 August 2012 YouGen Promotes Quality and Excellence with Sponsorship of Green Energy Award

24 May 2012 YouGen response: new rates for solar PV feed-in tariff

3 May 2012 Solar sales slump, but it is still an attractive investment

22 December 2011 YOUGEN comments on the High Court Judgement on solar consultation and on the report on solar power feed-in tariffs from the Energy and Climage Change and Environmental Audit Committees

21 December 2011 Solar feed-in tariff consultation is a sham, say consumers

17 October 2011 New free widget for community energy groups

21 July 2011 YouGen comment on Renewable Heat Premium Payments

23 June 2011 YouGen launches free Quick Guide to getting started with renewable energy

17 May 2011 Renewable energy blog has been shortlisted for prestigious Observer Ethical Awards 2011

12 May 2011 Government urged to bring councils into line over solar PV schemes

28 April 2011 Energy companies risk confusing customers over the export element of the feed-in tariff, YouGen research shows

18 April 2011 YouGen's birthday gift to you, plus April newsletter 2011

6 April 2011 Growing Enthusiasm to Keep Homes Warm With Renewable Heat

23 March 2011 Support for renewable heat delayed again: YouGen newsletter March 2011

10 March 2011 YouGen response to the Renewable Heat Incentive announcement

28 February 2011 Buyer Beware: RHI and news from YouGen February 2011

26 January 2011 Beware solar quote sites and more news from YouGen January 2011

20 December 2010 Snow on solar panels and other seasonal greetings from YouGen Newsletter

23 November 2010 Keeping warm this winter - YouGen newsletter November 2010

21 October 2010 Renewable energy and the spending review- October 2010 newsletter

20 October 2010 YouGen response to comprehensive spending review

22 September 2010 Feed-in tariffs, Renewable Heat Incentive and more news from YouGen September 2010

17 September 2010 Government's broken promises outrages early adopters of renewable generation

2 September 2010 Clarity on grants and feed-in tariffs for microgeneration at last!

25 August 2010 August Newsletter 2010

23 August 2010 Poll reveals Government is on the wrong track with Green Deal

20 July 2010 July Newsletter 2010

24 June 2010 June Newsletter 2010

8 June 2010 YouGen calls for clarity on government plans for energy efficient homes

25 May 2010 May Newsletter 2010

28 April 2010 YouGen calls on renewable energy installers to improve service

27 April 2010 YouGen Newsletter April 2010

10 March 2010 YouGen Newsletter March 2010

12 February 2010 YouGen wins a Green Web Award

3 February 2010 Feed-in tariff is a welcome boost for renewable energy - but leaves microgeneration pioneers angry

11 December 2009 YouGen shortlisted for Green Web Awards

9 December 2009 Share your renewable energy knowledge and win a GEO Minim Home Energy Hub

14 September 2009 Renewable energy pioneers angry at feed-in tariff proposals

18 June 2009 Renewable energy enthusiasts invited to share their expertise

9 April 2009 Renewable energy made easy for householders promises new website

YouGen in the news

16 September 2014 Green Deal Has Failed and a New Scheme is Needed, says Committee Roofing Today

5 August 2014 Green Deal hit by concerns over unclaimed cashback vouchers GreenWise

31 July 2014 Consumers urged to consider renewable heat savings with new DECC calculator Business Green

28 July 2014 Green Deal Home Improvement Fund shut down due to demand Energy & Environment Management

24 July 2014 YouGen to host live RHI Q&A session Renewable Energy Installer

18 July 2014 Complaints about domestic biomass "disappointing" Green Wise

9 May 2014 YouGen’s top tips for entering this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards Solar Power Portal

7 May 2014 Eco living: a solar panel community The Telegraph

28 April 2014 Information service YouGen advise on domestic RHI Green Building Press

12 April 2014 How far can you cut energy costs by investing in renewables? the guardian money pages

10 April 2014 Your next boiler probably won't burn oil or gas 10:10

9 April 2014 Renewable heat incentive offers homeowners money to switch from oil The Guardian

8 April 2014 Energy Minister set to unveil Renewable Heat Incentive on US trip Click Green

1 April 2014 Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive East Devon Coast & Country

2 December 2013 Award-winnnig energy website urges government to strengthen energy efficiency policies Energy & Environment Management

2 December 2013 Energy Bills plan announced Guardian Politics Live blog

28 November 2013 Energy website scoops green award Energy & Environment Management

28 November 2013 Energy website scoops green award Link2

27 November 2013 Energy website scoops green award Energy & Environment Management

4 October 2013 IKEA boosts solar power outlook with £5,700 package The Guardian

1 October 2013 The Guide to Sustainable Homes 2013 Blue & Green Tomorow

20 August 2013 Inspirational alumnae reach Venus Awards Devon final University of Exeter

23 July 2013 Afternoon Tea at the Magdalen Chapter for Devon's brilliant businesswomen Exeter Daily

19 July 2013 Homeowners should be wary when investing in renewable heat warns YouGen founder Mature Times

16 July 2013 Finalists named in Devon’s NatWest Venus Women’s Awards Devon Life

15 July 2013 Newsletter June 2013 YouGen

15 July 2013 Domestic RHI announcement receives warm reception Renewable Energy Installer

15 July 2013 Industry reaction to the latest RHI announcement Installer Online

12 July 2013 Domestic RHI: Industry reaction Solar Power Portal

15 April 2013 Ethical firms are hoping to secure public vote Western Morning News

9 April 2013 YouGen voted into top 50 ethical companies Renewable Energy Installer

12 March 2013 Picture saves a thousand watts Energy Live News

14 February 2013 Energy group debate on rising costs View Online

5 February 2013 Barker to kick off SPUK roadshows Renewable Energy Installer

24 January 2013 Cracking on the unscrupulous This Is Tamworth

24 January 2013 Petition over ‘deal on the day’ contracts welcomed The Shuttle, Kidderminster

11 January 2013 Crackdown on aggressive solar selling prompts call for law change Solar Power Portal

12 December 2012 Two green nominations for Sidbury company Sidmouth Herald

12 December 2012 Consumer champs gunning for dodgy solar salesmen Energy Live News

7 December 2012 Renewable energy companies call for ‘deal on the day’ ban Solar Power Portal

7 December 2012 Solar energy firms call for ban of ‘deal on the day’ Green Wise

6 December 2012 Green energy experts call for stronger consumer protection Click Green

6 December 2012 Renewables website is a 'game-changer' Western Morning News

5 December 2012 Eco living: Beware the 'solar-panel cowboys' The Telegraph

25 October 2012 Resourceful, innovative and imaginative – that's the green energy awards' finalists Western Morning News

27 September 2012 Green guru in line for award This is Devon

27 September 2012 Green guru in line for award Exeter Express & Echo

18 September 2012 YouGen founder shortlisted for green energy award Renewable Energy Installer

28 August 2012 Minister Jim Paice Western Daily Press

8 July 2012 Should you catch some rays? The Sunday Times

5 July 2012 Eco Living: Trying out the Green Deal The Telegraph

9 May 2012 Fresh plea for Cameron to boost renewables industry Western Morning News

4 May 2012 UK solar sales slump in wake of feed-in tariff cut Energy Efficiency News

3 May 2012 PV returns hold up despite dip in sales Renewable Energy Installer

17 April 2012 Eco living: is the FIT scheme short-changing us? Sunday Telegraph

25 March 2012 How solar panels dim mortgage prospects Guardian

23 March 2012 Campaigners Champion Legal Victory Over DECC Energy Live News

9 March 2012 Sidbury firm cracks down on solar ‘cowboys’ Midweek Hearld

7 March 2012 Consumer campaign launched to root out cowboy solar installers Click Green

5 March 2012 Solar crackdown by Freesource Wiltshire Business

5 March 2012 Will you cope with the cuts? Solar Power Portal

2 March 2012 Campaign launched to root out solar cowboys Renewable Energy Installer

1 March 2012 Will you cope with the cuts? SPUK Roadshow Solar Power Portal

3 February 2012 Solar panel sharks in tariff frenzy Guardian

31 January 2012 UK green media agrees black-out on rogue solar PV companies Click Green

20 January 2012 The FiT story so far (complete with happy ending) Solar Power Portal

21 December 2011 Consumers attack sham FIT consultation process Solar Power Portal

18 November 2011 STA chairman calls for PV installers to march on Parliament Edie Energy

1 November 2011 The government plans to cut the subsidy for solar panels by half. Savvy woman

23 September 2011 The Big Question: Will the U.K. Renewable Heat Incentive Work? Renewable Energy World

24 July 2011 Grants of up to £1,250 mark 'new era in home heating' The Guardian

24 July 2011 Why installing solar power looks increasingly attractive for homeowners The Guardian

22 July 2011 Government pledges £15m for green heat installations Solar Power Portal

1 July 2011 Fury Over 'Logjam' Of Wind Turbine Planning Applications

27 June 2011 YouGen launches free Quick Guide to Renewable Energy for homeowners and small businesses Smallholder

10 June 2011 Observer Ethical Award Winners 2011 The Observer

19 May 2011 We're honoured to be in the running for ethical blog title This is Exeter

18 May 2011 We're honoured to be in the running for ethical blog title Express & Echo

13 May 2011 Labour joins fight for clearer solar planning rules Business Green

12 May 2011 Live web chat: Juliet Davenport on green energy at home The Guardian

12 May 2011 Export meters cause confusion among UK customers Solar Power Portal

5 May 2011 YouGen shortlisted for Observer Ethical Awards 2011 Guardian

26 April 2011 Cathy praised for her top tweets Western Morning News

23 April 2011 Slow start for solar panel firms as only 177 households join green energy scheme East Riding Mail

7 April 2011 Homeowners look to renewable heat alternatives

6 April 2011 Almost nine in ten Brits 'would consider renewable heat' House Fixer

13 January 2011 GreenWise poll: will 2011 be significant for green business? GreenWise

6 January 2011 Feed-in-tariffs can generate big savings while helping the environment

9 November 2010 Keep warm on the smallholding this winter Smallholder

27 October 2010 Green property: energy review Sunday Telegraph

27 October 2010 RHI - The Industry Reaction Renewable Energy Installer

22 October 2010 Call for more detail on renewables incentives New Energy Focus

19 October 2010 No let up for Chancellor from renewables bodies New Energy Focus

20 September 2010 Coalition drops further green pledges on timber and renewables Guardian

20 September 2010 YouGen applauds clarity on FiTs Renewable Energy Installer

17 September 2010 Government ‘breaks promise’ to support FiTs pioneers New Energy Focus

2 September 2010 DECC offers clarification on grants and feed-in tariffs Renewable Energy Focus

26 August 2010 Trust local firms with Green Deal, says YouGen founder Express & Echo

25 August 2010 British Gas launches solar panels scheme with '£1k a year profit' claim Guardian

18 August 2010 Green property: hot-fill washing machines Telegraph

15 August 2010 Green property: hot fill washing machines Sunday Telegraph

14 August 2010 Free solar panels sound good, but buying them yourself is better The Guardian

30 June 2010 Solar panels are now an investment opportunity Mature Times

30 June 2010 Green property: solar electricity Sunday Telegraph

10 June 2010 Renewable heat industry in “damaging limbo” New Energy Focus

26 May 2010 Green property: solar thermal systems Sunday Telegraph

5 May 2010 Feed-in Tariffs: Expert Views HomeBuilding & Renovating

27 April 2010 DECC urged to reconsider excluding early investors from RHI New Energy Focus

6 April 2010 'Cheated' for going green too early The Scotsman

23 March 2010 YouGen's Cathy Debenham asks if the supermarkets should be getting into the renewable energy market? Greenwise

10 March 2010 Network groups helped me to develop a 'light bulb' moment Express & Echo

5 March 2010 Green advice site is honoured with web vote award Express & Echo

20 February 2010 Solar water heaters come to the boil as cash incentive is dangled Guardian

5 February 2010 Feed-in tariff scheme is shortsighted New Energy Focus

22 January 2010 DECC remains under pressure over Feed-in-Tariffs for microgenerators New Energy Focus

18 December 2009 Sidbury entrepreneur award hope Sidmouth Herald

17 December 2009 Devon business Shortlisted for Green Web awards RISE - the voice for southwest social enterprise

16 December 2009 Comparison site in running for green prize Express & Echo

2 October 2009 Established micro-generators demand equal FiT rates New Energy Focus

24 April 2009 Consultant's search for energy deal led to new business venture Express & Echo, Exeter

15 April 2009 Eco-homes: power broker Sunday Telegraph

2009 Green Web Awards Winner!