Andy Buchan

2013 – the story so far

Halfway through the year, Andy Buchan, takes a look at what’s happened over the last six months. On a positive note, ECO is now producing plenty of gas boiler replacements under the affordable warmth programme. For installers to benefit, they need to be Gas Safe registered and hold the PAS 2030 qualification, but they do […]

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A step backwards

So, it’s conirmed – another year without RHI. As I have said manytimes, being an MCS-accredited installer is like having a driving licence without the car. My main concerns are that conidence levels within the renewable industry among manufacturers, installers and the end-user is being eroded after five deferrals. The implications could be that manufacturers […]

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Snakes and ladders

Andy Buchan, Managing Director of Cotswold Efficient Energy Centre, hopes the installer is not being overlooked by the latest scheme. So at last, we have the longawaited Green Deal, but is it a good deal or a bad deal? In essence, I think the scheme is good as we all know insulation is the key […]

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Green Deal. What Green Deal?

Andy Buchan, Managing Director of Cotswold Efficient Energy Centre, is determined to continue championing the renewables cause. 2012. Was it a good or bad year for renewables? We’ve been told by visitors to CEEC that they do not trust the Government to honour their green pledges, and 95% of our visitors have never even heard […]

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Oil's not well with the world

Andy Buchan, Managing Director of Cotswold Efficient Energy Centre, believes the Government could learn a thing or two from Team GB. After the excitement of the Olympics, we are now back to reality in the renewables business – focusing on the Green Deal and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Unfortunately, our ‘greenest Government ever’ has […]

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