MCS

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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Government publishes consultation on the Future Homes Standard

The Government has published a consultation on the Future Homes Standard. MCS CEO, Ian Rippin, gives his view: We welcome the Government announcement on the 2025 Future Homes Standard. Mandating all space heating and hot water demand in new homes should be met through low-carbon sources will ensure the UK makes quicker progress towards decarbonising our […]

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2023 is the UK’s best year ever for the installation of renewable energy and heating

The latest data from MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) shows UK homeowners are turning to renewables and installing low-carbon energy and heating technologies in record numbers. In 2023, so far, a total of 220,500 MCS certified installations have been registered, beating the end of year figures for 2022, which was already the most successful year for […]

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Scotland surpasses 200,000 small-scale renewable technology installations

According to MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme), Scotland has officially surpassed 200,000 small-scale renewable technology installations since records began in 2008. That means 200,000 home and business owners have invested in low-carbon energy and heating solutions including solar PV and heating technologies for their buildings. The latest installation figures show that over 35,000 of these installations […]

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