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MCS launches task force to shape RHI successor

MCS, the national certification scheme for renewable technology has launched a unique task force to inform their latest consultation response. It follows the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launching the ‘Future support for low carbon heat’ consultation, detailing its proposals for support mechanisms following the closure of the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive […]

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UK’s largest solar park given green light

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has taken the decision to approve planning permission for Cleve Hill Solar Park, which is set to be the largest solar park ever constructed in the UK. The development is located approximately 2KM northeast of Faversham and will consist of 350MW solar photovoltaic array and electrical […]

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BEIS PAT 2020: Strong support shown for renewable energy

The UK public continue to show overwhelming support for the growth of renewable energy, a new poll has shown. The Public Attitudes Tracker (PAT) survey looks into public attitudes towards Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) policies including climate change, artificial intelligence, workers’ rights and much more. Originally started in March 2012, this […]

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MCS highlights essential Covid-19 guidance for installers

Since the pandemic hit the UK, MCS has been working hard to support its certified Installer base – regularly sharing updates and guidance as well as continually surveying Installers to help provide feedback direct to the government. Following the latest government briefings, MCS has alerted installers to the latest guidance document that has been produced […]

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An installer’s guide to the Clean Heat Grant

On April 28 the Government unveiled a package of proposals aimed at decarbonising the UK’s heating systems. Here REI takes you through those proposals step by step. What is being proposed? The Government is proposing a Clean Heat Grant Scheme (CHGS) that would commence from 2022, offering upfront funding of up to £4000 for each […]

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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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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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