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May 14, 2024

Investing in local grid infrastructure should be a national priority – new report

The MCS Foundation has welcomed energy minister Lord Callanan’s statement that “Heat pumps and heat networks will be the main route to cutting household emissions for the foreseeable future”, following news that the Government has suspended plans for a “hydrogen town” at Redcar.

Local grid upgrades need to become a critical infrastructure priority over the next 25 years if we are to meet our legally binding carbon budgets, according to a new paper from the MCS Foundation and energy analysts Regen. 

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May 09, 2024

Response to suspension of “hydrogen town”

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April 08, 2024

Ambitious retrofit funding opportunities for local authorities

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April 01, 2024

Gas boilers no longer allowed in new-build Scottish homes

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March 14, 2024

“Extremely disappointing” – our reaction to delay of Clean Heat Market Mechanism

Responding to the news that the Government has delayed the implementation of the Clean Heat Market Mechanism, David Cowdrey, Director of External Affairs at the MCS Foundation said:  “It is extremely disappointing to see that the Government has postponed…

David Cowdrey, our Director of External Affairs, responds to the news that the Government has delayed the implementation of the Clean Heat Market Mechanism.

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February 29, 2024

Fewer than 1 in 4 MPs believe UK will meet heat pump targets 

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February 14, 2024

MPs overwhelmingly back mandatory solar panels for new-builds

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December 13, 2023

Our response to Future Homes Standard consultation

The Government has today announced proposals within its Future Homes Standard to ban fossil fuel boilers and “hydrogen-ready” boilers from new build homes in England from 2025.

The Government has today announced proposals within its Future Homes Standard to ban fossil fuel boilers and “hydrogen-ready” boilers from new build homes in England from 2025.

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December 11, 2023

Boost for batteries and heat pumps with zero-VAT announcement

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November 22, 2023

Autumn Statement detail to be examined for boost to battery installations

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November 15, 2023

Charity’s vision to make every UK home carbon-free

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November 09, 2023

Apprenticeships key to unlocking Gen Z’s green potential

Reforming the electricity market is essential to delivering a cost-effective, stable, net zero-ready energy system, according to a new report published today.

The document from leading energy market experts Cornwall Insight urges the government to change the way electricity is transmitted and sold, to encourage investment and reduce the risk of higher energy bills.

The report warns…

Reforming the electricity market is essential to delivering a cost-effective, stable, net zero-ready energy system, according to a new report published today.  

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October 03, 2023

Market reforms could shield consumers from high electricity bills

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September 20, 2023

Response to expansion of Boiler Upgrade Scheme

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May 02, 2023

Pioneering space tech to accelerate decarbonisation of housing

Headlines

  • Cutting-edge space technology: a new tool in race to decarbonise housing

  • Leeds selected for test flight and aerial thermal imaging mapping to show heat loss from homes in unprecedented detail

  • Game-changing data: proof of concept could pave the way for nationwide Roll-out to address climate emergency

A pioneering space technology has been deployed for the first time in the UK to map heat loss from houses.

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March 27, 2023

Majority of MPs back mandatory renewables for new homes

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January 05, 2023

Commons inquiry reveals glaring gaps in Government’s energy strategy

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December 19, 2022

Poll shows majority back key renewable measures on new builds

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November 03, 2022

Consumer watchdog urged to investigate hydrogen boilers greenwash

The hydrogen industry has been accused of miscommunicating basic facts on hydrogen’s potential for home heating, during the Competition and Markets Authority’s review of greenwashing in the heating sector. [1]

In evidence submitted to the CMA, independent renewable energy charity MCS Charitable Foundation said that consumers are not receiving crucial information on the safety, disruption or cost of…

The hydrogen industry has been accused of miscommunicating basic facts on hydrogen’s potential for home heating, during the Competition and Markets Authority’s review of greenwashing in the heating sector

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September 26, 2022

New report shows fuel bills could rise 90% under Government’s hydrogen plans

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July 07, 2022

MCS Charitable Foundation first Impact Report

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