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Government expected to announce new target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035

The Government is expected to announce a new target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. For the heating, plumbing and renewables industry, the key areas of focus will be low-carbon heating including hydrogen and heat pumps, investment in distric heating, and the take up of electric vehicles. Mark Wilkins, Director of Technologies and […]

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APHC: We need to protect the economy by getting people back to work

On Sunday evening, APHC CEO John Thompson, participated in a conference call with Boris Johnson and Alok Sharma who provided business and industry leaders with a clear message that we need to get people back working in order to protect the economy. APHC has been actively liaising with Government since the very the beginning of […]

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Fuel poverty targets at risk says industry body

Targets to eradicate fuel poverty risk being missed, according to leading energy body Energy and Utilities Alliance CEO Mike Foster. His claim comes from analysis contained in the Committee on Climate Change in the recent Fifth Carbon Budget. The CCC’s report states that fuel poverty has risen to 4.5 million households (2013) from 3.3 million […]

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Government launches support to help small businesses Do More Online

The Government has invested in the Do More Online campaign, which includes £2 million to help micro-businesses and sole traders increase their online presence. Watch how using the web has benefited one plumber: The measures announced as part of the Do More Online campaign include: £2 million of funding to 22 projects through Local Enterprise Partnerships […]

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Reaction to The Budget 2014

Today the Chancellor George Osborne delivered the details of The Budget 2014. We have brought together the reaction of different industry figureheads. John Alker, Director of Policy and Communications at The UK Green Building Council, said: “Any real hope that the Chancellor is committed to the green agenda faded long ago but what remains deeply […]

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