Ian Rippin

BUS applications in Feb 2024 up 75% year-on-year

New figures for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme in February show applications were up 75% compared to the same month in 2023.  This marks the fourth month that there have been more than 2,000 applications since grants for air source and ground source heat pumps increased to £7,500. It means the monthly average for applications received […]

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Top 5 areas in the UK for renewable installs revealed

The south led the way for renewable energy installations in England in 2023, according to new data from MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme. Cornwall had the most installations of any local authority area in England with 4,890 in total, its second-best year to date. In total, these produced an estimated annual generation of over 37mWh. There […]

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BUS applications in Jan 2024 up 39% YOY

The latest figures from the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) have been released, which show a 39% increase in the number of applications in January 2024, compared to the same month last year. The BUS offers grants to homeowners to replace their heating systems with low carbon technologies. Currently the money available is £7,500 for ASHPs […]

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Vaillant and Derby College welcome the UK’s first Low Carbon Tech Apprentices

Vaillant is supporting the inaugural cohort of Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprentices (LCHTA) accredited with the King’s Standard. By partnering with local Derby College Group, where the students will be based, Vaillant has ensured that – for the first time – apprentices are able to take advantage of training with low carbon technology as its […]

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£1.5 billion of additional funding allocated to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The government has announced that a further £1.545 billion has been allocated for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme from 2025-2028. This, among other initiatives, reflects a commitment to driving low-carbon heating, reducing carbon emissions and assisting households in England and Wales to transition to heat pumps. Furthermore, a new £400 million energy efficiency grant, set to […]

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