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Demystifying the route to renewables

OFTEC has teamed up with MCS to offer a series of free webinars for OFTEC registered heating technicians who are looking to expand into renewables (heat pumps, solar, biomass). The webinars, hosted by OFTEC and in partnership with MCS, consist of three short sessions developed in response to feedback from technicians and will primarily focus […]

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Mixergy aids heat-pump ready homes

Mixergy, the smart hot water tank company, has upgraded its entire range of hot water cylinders to allow them to operate with a heat pump at any point during their working life. Once fitted, the multi-use cylinders, which can be used with a gas boiler, mains electricity or solar PV, now give consumers the option […]

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But what about the Green Homes Grant?

Last week we reported the rumours circling the industry that the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme (GHGVS) will be scrapped, leaving jobs in jeopardy. The industry has been waiting for the budget announcement to see if the rumour mill churned out some truth. However, Rishi Sunak has come under fire for completely failing to mention the […]

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Barriers are removed for installers wanting to become MCS certified

MCS is to consult on a new route through which an installer can achieve certification, removing one of the current barriers to participation in the scheme. In the past, companies who have applied for MCS certification, have struggled to find a willing customer to be the recipient of their first installation. These companies have either […]

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Jobs in jeopardy as GHG scheme scrapping rumours surface

Rumours have surfaced today that the Green Home Grant Voucher Scheme (GHGVS) will be scrapped in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget announcement, coming next week. Scrapping the scheme, as highlighted by nearly 20 organisations representing or working within energy efficiency and low carbon heating sector will put jobs in jeopardy, dash the dreams of homeowners and […]

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No tick-box-training from National Gas Centre for Excellence

The National Gas Centre for Excellence (NGCFE) has opened the doors of its 6,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art centre in Featherstone, West Yorkshire to tackle the national shortage in qualified heating engineers with high-quality training focused on the needs of the installers and engineers. The training and assessment programmes will be delivered to nationally-recognised standards and […]

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myenergi reward scheme and direct leads for installers

myenergi, the award-winning manufacturer of renewable energy products for eco-smart home management, has launched an online platform to seamlessly connect customers of its zappi EV charge point with certified installers across the UK.  Developed in partnership with EV Comply, the step-by-step solution takes the customer through the OZEV grants application process* and connects them to […]

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HNIP funding Kent’s transition to net zero

Over £165 million of Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) funding has been awarded since the scheme opened for applications in 2019. The most recent recipient is Kent County Council who has secured £2,478,000 to support the development of a low carbon heat network in Maidstone. Local authorities across the UK have announced ambitious targets to […]

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Private rented home energy improvements at odds with climate targets say HPA

The Government recently consulted on its proposals to improve the energy performance of privately rented homes as part of its plans to reduce carbon emissions from buildings. However, while proposals put forward will go some way to tackling the improvements needed, they do not go far enough. The Heat Pump Association (HPA) was among the […]

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Northern Gas Networks, BEIS and Cadent to build hydrogen houses

The UK’s first houses to demonstrate the use of hydrogen-fuelled appliances in a real-world setting are to be built by Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the company has announced. The innovative semi-detached properties, which NGN will build in partnership with the Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and fellow gas distribution network company […]

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