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Installers working with ECO will now need to be registered with TrustMark – states new regulations

The Government’s new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) regulations (ECO3: improving consumer protection) have been formalised by parliament, and now include TrustMark. It means any contractors operating within the ECO environment, completing energy improvements on people’s homes need to be registered with TrustMark and working under the requirements of the TrustMark Framework Operating Requirement (FOR), providing consumers […]

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Oil boilers will NOT be excluded from the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO3)

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that oil boilers will not be excluded from the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO3) as initially proposed. The decision follows responses by OFTEC, the HHIC and other stakeholders to the ECO3 consultation that underlined that removing oil boilers from the […]

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OFTEC says new ECO3 proposals discriminate against rural households

OFTEC has expressed major concerns that government proposals to exclude oil boilers from the next round of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme would unfairly discriminate against rural households and lead to even higher levels of fuel poverty. Last month BEIS launched a consultation on the introduction of ECO3 which is due to run from […]

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How can the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) affect those living in fuel poverty?

Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, David Cowburn, discusses the recent consultation on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and how this could affect those living in fuel poverty in the future. With the current Energy Company Obligation nearing its end on the 31st March 2017, NAPIT has been active in responding to the Government Consultation which […]

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Cutting boilers that can be delivered by ECO is a "big mistake"

Cutting the number of boilers that can be delivered via ECO is a “big mistake” says Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs at the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC in response to the ECO consultation. He continued: “There are an estimated 9 million inefficient boilers still installed in UK homes. The English Housing Survey shows […]

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