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MCS launches Low Carbon Energy Apprenticeship

MCS is working with a diverse employer group to facilitate the development of an industry led, low-carbon energy apprenticeship. The new programme will lead the way in training the next generation of renewable installers to help meet ambitious carbon reduction and climate change targets set by government. Last year, the government announced its 10-point plan for […]

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MCS launches new Scheme Support service

MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) has launched a new Scheme Support service, offering budding renewables installers a free helping hand to get their business off the ground and gain certification to install small-scale renewables. Designed for anyone who is thinking about becoming MCS certified – or those installers who already are – it offers one-to-one advice, […]

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Why we MUST learn from the failure of the Green Homes Grant

Ian Rippin, chief executive of MCS, discusses the failure of the Green Homes Grant and provides his view on how the government must act to better support installers in the race to net zero by 2050. The government’s decision to axe the Green Homes Grant just six months into its run is a disappointing blow […]

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Government needs to engage with heating installers to achieve net zero

There is a pressing need for government and industry to engage with consumers and influential heating installers as the UK prepares to transition to low-carbon heating. The widely-held view is that it is becoming essential to explain the benefits and transition path to new forms of low-carbon heat, namely hydrogen boilers, heat pumps and heat […]

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Government axes Green Homes Grant

The Government has announced that the Green Homes Grants Voucher scheme will close for new applicants on 31 March 2021. This marks the end of its flagship home upgrade scheme just six months after its launch. The decision comes despite high levels of interest from consumers and installers alike. The Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme […]

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