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HHIC confirms that heating engineers are eligible for COVID-19 testing

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has confirmed that heating engineers working in the domestic and commercial sectors are eligible for COVID-19 testing. The need for clarity follows regular questioning from installers, after the government recently extended testing to: “workers delivering essential services in the utilities sector”. Stewart Clements, director at the HHIC said: […]

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Checkatrade offers free affiliate membership for the rest of 2020

Checkatrade has announced that it will offer free affiliate membership until the end of 2020, in order to support installers and other businesses though the current difficult trading conditions. The benefits of affiliate membership include help to build a webpage on checkatrade.com, free marketing materials and van vinyl, and access to the Checkatrade Members Club […]

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Grant UK unveils new website features

Grant UK has incorporated a number of new features into its website to enhance user experience and increase the range of resources available to visitors. The new features include a more sophisticated ‘Find an Engineer’ search function and the launch of a new blog, which will feature a range of technically led content including ‘how […]

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NIBE launches new S Series of heat pumps

NIBE Energy Systems has launched its new S Series of heat pumps which it says improves thermal comfort and saves energy, giving homeowners the opportunity to reduce costs and carbon emissions. Featuring a new look including a push-to-open aluminium door, new software and an updated touchscreen control, the S Series can be updated quickly and […]

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Industry welcomes Clean Heat Grant proposals

Industry bodies and renewable heating suppliers have cautiously welcomed the Government’s publication of its consultation on future support for low carbon heat. Its proposal to make grants of £4,000 available for consumers wishing to replace fossil fuel boilers has drawn particular attention, with its potential to help tackle upfront costs. The grant would provide support […]

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Cash flow and market recovery worries top MCS COVID-19 survey

Concerns about cash flow and the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have topped a survey of renewable energy installers by the MCS certification scheme. Of those surveyed, 90% had experienced a negative business impact due to Coronavirus with the remaining 10% citing a strong pipeline of existing jobs to sustain them during the crisis, […]

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SEA calls on government to bring in carbon intensity standard

The Government must announce plans to consult on the introduction of a carbon intensity standard for heating within its forthcoming Buildings Strategy. That is according to the Sustainable Energy Association, which published the findings of its own consultation on the concept on April 22. In its latest policy paper Off Grid, Off Carbon: Regulating the […]

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UK solar peak generation record broken

Clear skies and cool temperatures have helped UK solar to break the all-time peak generation record. Around 12:30 on Monday 20 April 2020, a peak of 9.68GW was recorded by Sheffield Solar live PV generation tracker, surpassing the previous record of 9.55GW set on 13 May 2019. At the time of the peak, solar was […]

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Grant welcomes new Renewables Business Development Manager

Grant UK has appointed Matt Beales as its third Business Development Manager within the Renewables Sales Team to provide sales support on Grant’s extensive renewable product range to customers in the East and South East of England. Last year, the company expanded its external sales team to incorporate specialist roles focused on providing tailored renewable […]

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Could UK’s no-coal record increase focus on renewables?

At the time of writing, 28 April 2020 marks the day when Great Britain broke the record for the longest period of electricity generation without coal, energy data analyst EnAppSys has revealed. The previous record of 18 days, 6 hours and 10 minutes was set on June 4, 2019. The new record is due to […]

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