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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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Decarbonising heat: some positive steps but a long way to go

Dave Sowden, chairman of Ecuity Consulting and strategic advisor to Sustainable Energy Association discusses the UK’s progress in decarbonising heat. The legislation of the UK’s net zero target last year positioned us as leaders in the climate debate, but how do we go about decarbonising Britain in just thirty years? With the built environment answerable […]

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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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Opinion: Why the CHGS is ‘a step in the right direction’

Rory Mathews, economic analyst at Ecuity Consulting LLP discusses why the CHGS is ‘a step in the right direction’. The language used in the Government’s recently released ‘Future Support for Low Carbon Heat’ consultation might be considered as ‘music to the ears’ of long-time advocates for heat decarbonisation. There was a clear recognition of a central […]

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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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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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ECA’s Luke Osborne optimistic about technology’s role in low-to-no-carbon future

Luke Osborne, the Energy and Emerging Technologies Solutions advisor at ECA, sees many opportunities and solutions ahead on the road to a low-to-no-carbon future, but the correct measures must be firmly in place first. In the past decade, renewable energy has undergone a considerable shift within the UK. Having once been a virtual non-entity, it […]

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Guardian bans fossil fuels advertising

The Guardian has become the first major global news organisation to ban advertising from oil and gas companies. The decision was announced on January 29 as part of the company’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and increase reporting on the climate emergency. In a joint statement, Acting Chief Executive Anna Bateson and Chief Revenue […]

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