Government accused of ‘Soviet-style production planning’

The government has been warned that its plans for the mass roll-out of heat pumps to UK homeowners amounts to “Soviet-style production planning” that takes no account of market demand. Under plans being drawn up by BEIS – briefed to the heat pump industry last week by officials – a legal obligation will be placed […]

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MCS launches Low Carbon Energy Apprenticeship

MCS is working with a diverse employer group to facilitate the development of an industry led, low-carbon energy apprenticeship. The new programme will lead the way in training the next generation of renewable installers to help meet ambitious carbon reduction and climate change targets set by government. Last year, the government announced its 10-point plan for […]

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Government needs to engage with heating installers to achieve net zero

There is a pressing need for government and industry to engage with consumers and influential heating installers as the UK prepares to transition to low-carbon heating. The widely-held view is that it is becoming essential to explain the benefits and transition path to new forms of low-carbon heat, namely hydrogen boilers, heat pumps and heat […]

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There’s never been a better time to become a qualified Green Homes Grant installer – Says training provider.

Samuel Riley, CEO of training provider North West Skills Academy, believes there’s never been a better time to become a qualified Green Homes Grant installer. Samuel’s academy was one of 18 successful bids from 29 applicants to receive a chunk of more than £6m made available through the Green Homes Grant Skills Competition.   The aim of the competition, which was run by the Department […]

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BEIS announces energy efficient measures that can be taken out as part of the Green Homes Grant scheme

The Department for Business, Energy & Industry (BEIS) has announced the list of home energy-saving improvements that can be carried out under the new Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme. It was also confirmed that all work under the scheme must be completed by a TrustMark Registered Business giving householders quality assurance. Later this month, under […]

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