MCS

‘The moment is now for heat pumps’: making the Boiler Upgrade Scheme a success

Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS, takes a look at the rise of heat pump technology for UK properties: Our sector needs government policy support and strong financial backing to encourage consumer interest in heat pumps – and to install them. We welcomed the recent announcement to remove VAT on renewable technologies for five years; it’s […]

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Sunak slammed for failure to tackle rocketing energy bills in Spring Statement

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has come under fire after delivering his Spring Statement, which outlines the government’s financial plans. With the country recovering from the COVID pandemic and coping with conflict in Ukraine, there were fears that a cost of living crisis was looming, especially when it comes to energy and fuel bills. […]

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Annual UK solar PV installations soar by 70% and produce record output

According to new data from MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme), solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed on British homes equates to 3GW of electricity for the UK grid for the first time ever last year. This represents £20billion, the estimated cost of construction for the Sizewell C nuclear power plant, which will have an energy output of 3.2GW. […]

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Key changes to MCS Heat Pump Standard

MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) has announced fundamental changes to its Heat Pump Standard. The existing Heat Pump Standard (MIS 3005) will be split into two standards – one for Heat Pump Design (MIS 3005-D) and one for Heat Pump Installation (MIS 3005-I). The changes come following the closure of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) on […]

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Q&A with Ian Rippin – CEO of MCS

Installer spoke to Ian Rippin – CEO of the MCS – about what’s in store for the heating, plumbing and renewables industries in 2022: Q. What, in your opinion, is the biggest challenge the sector faces in 2022? Ian: There are quite a number of challenges to consider but in the short-term, the supply chain will […]

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