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Vaillant: “More to be done beyond Green Homes Grant to support low carbon heating”

Following the government’s provision of further detail on the £2 billion Green Homes Grant to improve energy efficiency of homes and stimulate the economy after lockdown, Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant, comments; “We welcome the Government’s announcement on the details of the £2 billion Green Homes Grant (GHG) and are […]

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MCS hits back at Clean Heat Grant proposals

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has called for a review of the limited £100 million funding that government has provisionally made available for its proposed Clean Heat Grant scheme (CHGS). MCS has also called for the amount of grant and the technology-neutral approach of the proposal to be reconsidered, as part of its response to […]

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Chancellor’s summer statement ‘a good first step’ to green recovery

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has promised to deliver a green recovery from the economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic after confirming a £3bn energy efficiency programme in his much-anticipated Summer Economic Update. With a full Budget to follow in the Autumn, Sunak said that the government wanted to deliver an economic stimulus package […]

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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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Miliband appointed as shadow energy secretary

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has ended a five-year absence from the shadow cabinet by being named shadow energy secretary on April 6. Miliband served as energy secretary between 2008-2010 and then as Labour leader from September 2010-2015, when he was replaced by Jeremy Corbyn. As one of the key driving forces behind the Climate […]

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Budget 2020: What does it mean for clean energy? 

The Solar Trade Association has criticised the 2020 Budget Announcement for not going far enough to support “the transition to a low-carbon economy”.  Having called on government to deliver a Budget that unlocked the potential of solar energy in the UK, the STA described Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement on March 11 as “thin on measures […]

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COVID-19: “Renewables will support the national response”

Renewable energy installers are being reminded of the importance of following government guidance on social distancing, in order to tackle the outbreak of Coronavirus.  In the meantime, RenewableUK’s deputy chief executive Melanie Onn says that the trade body will be working with its members and central government to ensure that businesses can access the financial support measures announced by […]

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Miliband hits out at government ‘broken promises’

Labour leader Ed Miliband has heavily criticised the Conservative party for ‘messing up’ the renewables industry and reneging on promises made to pursue green policies whilst in opposition. Miliband, who was energy secretary prior to his party’s general election defeat in 2010, accused the Tories of hindering growth in the renewables sector by decreasing the Feed-in Tariff and […]

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Court rules against government

Industry leaders have called on the Government to now draw a line under the Feed-in Tariff fiasco after the Court of Appeal today unanimously ruled Secretary of State Chris Huhne had overstepped his powers with plans to rush through sudden cuts to solar tariff payments. Now campaign group Friends of the Earth, which helped bring […]

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