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STA comments on government response to CCC report

The Government has published its response to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2020 Progress Report to Parliament, in which it revealed plans for a “comprehensive” Net Zero Strategy in the lead up to COP26. [1] The response earmarks a number of policy changes in 2020, including reopening Contracts for Difference to solar and onshore […]

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NHBC Foundation’s new guide for New Homes Without Gas

Current government proposals indicate that from 2025, newly built homes will not be allowed to be heated with the use of fossil fuels under the ‘Future Homes Standard’. This standard aims to significantly reduce the energy use of new homes and marks the beginning of the end for the traditional gas boiler. ‘2025: New Homes […]

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MCS calls for improvements to Green Homes Grant

Following the launch of the government’s Green Homes Grant on 30th September, Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS, calls for improvements to be made for the long-term benefit of installers and consumers alike and highlights the challenges presented by the scheme; “Since the launch of the Green Homes Grant, we have been fielding calls on a […]

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Industry reaction: offshore wind farms to power every home in UK

Boris Johnson has pledged that offshore wind farms will be powering every home in the country by 2030. We explore reactions from the industry to Boris’ plan to help the UK “build back greener”, announcing £160m to upgrade ports and factories for building turbines in Scotland, Wales, Teesside and Humber. According to Kevin Brundish, CEO […]

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The UK requires a retrofit army to meet Net Zero target

New research published by UK100, a group of mayors and local government leaders, shows that a “retrofit army” of nearly half a million builders, electricians and plumbers will be needed to meet the Government’s objective of becoming Net Zero by 2050. The figures were published as a cross-party task force of 24 mayors and local […]

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AMTE Power reacts to PM’s pledge for wind farms to power every home by 2030

British battery manufacturer AMTE Power’s CEO, Kevin Brundish, shares his reaction to Boris Johnson’s pledge that offshore wind farms will be powering every home in the country by 2030. To help the country “build back greener,” the PM announced £160m to upgrade ports and factories for building turbines in places like Teesside and Humber, Scotland and […]

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SolarEdge enhances portfolio with easy-install inverters

SolarEdge is enhancing its commercial portfolio across the UK and Ireland with the release of 30kW and 33.3kW three phase inverters for the 230V/400V grid, perfectly applicable for small-scale commercial installations.    Designed to combine commercial capacity with ease of installation, the new inverters are ~25% lighter than competing inverters in their power class. Field-replaceable […]

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European Energy Centre award ‘institute’ status by UK Government

The European Energy Centre (EEC-ECT) has been awarded Institute status by the UK Government following the distinguished work in providing accredited Renewable Energy training and research carried out in the UK and internationally. The prestigious Institute status is only awarded to well-established organisations and bodies who deliver education of the highest excellence. In addition to […]

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NHBC Foundation explores implications of building low-energy homes

Current government proposals indicate that from 2025, newly built homes will not be allowed to be heated with the use of fossil fuels under the ‘Future Homes Standard’. This standard aims to significantly reduce the energy use of new homes and marks the beginning of the end for the traditional gas boiler. 2025: New Homes […]

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MCS support certified contractors with new insurance offer

MCS has announced a new partnership that eases access to insurance backed guarantees (IBG) for MCS certified contractors and their consumers. MCS have collaborated with the Independent Warranty Association (IWA) and undertaken system development to enable contractors to raise an IBG for their consumer at the point of raising the MCS certificate for an installation. […]

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