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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EOGB urges government to acknowledge innovations in oil heating for next round of ECO

Burner Manufacturer EOGB Energy Products Ltd is urging government to acknowledge ongoing innovation in the oil heating sector following proposals to exclude oil from the next round of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. The proposed changes to ECO, which aims to help low income households reduce their energy bills through energy efficiency measures, would […]

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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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People with electric heating will be biggest winners following the ECO extension – says Dimplex

Homeowners and private tenants living in electrically heated homes will be amongst the biggest winners following the extension of the Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, according to Dimplex. In its response to the ECO: Help to Heat Consultation, the BEIS confirmed it will limit the number of boiler installations eligible through the ECO scheme […]

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