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Vaillant: “More to be done beyond Green Homes Grant to support low carbon heating”

Following the government’s provision of further detail on the £2 billion Green Homes Grant to improve energy efficiency of homes and stimulate the economy after lockdown, Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant, comments; “We welcome the Government’s announcement on the details of the £2 billion Green Homes Grant (GHG) and are […]

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Solar thermal given boost in STA policy win

Homeowners in England will be entitled to vouchers to install the technology under the Green Homes Grants scheme. Today the Government has published further details on the £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme, which is due to go live at the end of September. In a win for the industry, solar thermal will be included in […]

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UK renewable generation surged to new high in 2019

Renewable energy provided a record 37.1% of the UK’s electricity in 2019 – up from 33.1% in 2018, according to the latest government statistics. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2020 reveals that renewable generation capacity increased by 2.9GW to 47.2GW in 2019, which was mainly driven […]

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MCS quality assurance at heart of Green Homes Grants

The latest government update opening the new Green Homes Grant scheme up to domestic renewable technology installations including Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal, places MCS certified contractors at its core to ensure quality. The new £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 8 July, will primarily support households to increase the energy efficiency […]

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Installation ease for Viessmann heat pump

Designed for ease of installation in the standard British heating system – the new Vitocal 100-A-air source heat pump, introduced by Viessmann, is ideal for the replacement of gas and oil boilers. Compact and affordable, the monobloc unit has A+++ rated energy efficiency to further benefit end-users with low running costs. Viessmann UK’s managing director, […]

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HETAS responds to Heat Commission policy

Bruce Allen, CEO of HETAS and Woodsure, responds to the Heat Commission policy, convened by the CBI and University of Birmingham, with input from leading industry figures, calling the Government to develop a National Delivery Body (NDB) to lead the development and implementation of a national heat decarbonisation strategy. Hetas is very pleased to see […]

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Policy report calls for national delivery to decarbonise heat

A new Heat Commission convened by the CBI and University of Birmingham – with leading industry figures – has called on the Government to develop a National Delivery Body (NDB) to lead the development and implementation of a national heat decarbonisation strategy. Heat is the largest single source of UK carbon emissions, accounting for over […]

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Domestic renewable installations more than double

The early signs of recovery witnessed in the UK’s domestic renewable energy installation market has positively continued into June as the country continues to emerge from lockdown. Last month MCS, the national certification scheme for renewable technology reported early signs of recovery witnessed throughout May. Their early indications showed encouraging signs, with the average number […]

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New Heat Pump Guide to support UK Industry

Some the UK’s most experienced clean energy experts have joined forces to create a guide for domestic heat pump installers. This recent heat pump guide creates a single source of best practice guidance to support the UK heat pump industry. The guide has been collaboratively crafted by MCS in partnership with Renewable Energy Consumer Code […]

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Early signs of recovery for domestic renewable installations

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is reporting early signs of a recovery in the domestic renewable installation market. In April the number of commissioned installations under the MCS scheme fell by 77.5% compared with February, before increasing by 37% in May. The drop in numbers was consistent across all types of technology and occurred at […]

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