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October 03, 2023

Market reforms could shield consumers from high electricity bills

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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February 12, 2024

New trustees support mission to make every UK home carbon-free

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February 08, 2024

Record year for Welsh heat pumps and solar panels

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February 01, 2024

Zero-VAT boost for batteries and ground source heat pumps from 1 February 

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January 25, 2024

Record year for heat pumps and solar panels in Scottish homes and businesses

2023 saw more certified heat pumps and solar panels being installed in Scottish homes and businesses than ever before, with an 18% jump on the previous record set in 2022.

2023 saw more certified heat pumps and solar panels being installed in Scottish homes and businesses than ever before, with an 18% jump on the previous record set in 2022.

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January 11, 2024

Record number of heat pumps installed in UK homes in 2023

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January 02, 2024

One-in-four councils  unable to enforce legal standards in private-rented homes

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January 02, 2024

One-in-four councils  unable to enforce legal standards in private-rented homes

One-in-four of England’s councils is failing to enforce legal standards for energy efficiency in private rental housing, leaving tens of thousands of tenants in illegally cold and drafty homes, according to a new report. 

One-in-four of England’s councils is failing to enforce legal standards for energy efficiency in private rental housing, leaving tens of thousands of tenants in illegally cold and drafty homes, according to a new report. 

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December 13, 2023

Our response to Future Homes Standard consultation

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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

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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November 09, 2023

Apprenticeships key to unlocking Gen Z’s green potential

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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

Responding to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement on key green policies, the MCS Foundation has deplored the weakening of the phase-out of gas boilers while welcoming the expansion of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme to £7,500.

David Cowdrey, Director of External Affairs at the MCS Foundation, said:

“It is bitterly disappointing to see the government rowing back on…

Responding to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement on key green policies, the MCS Foundation has deplored the weakening of the phase-out of gas boilers while welcoming the expansion of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme to £7,500.

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September 19, 2023

Reaction: Rishi Sunak considering weakening planned phase out of gas boilers

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September 12, 2023

First-ever heat pump apprenticeship receives Government funding

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September 06, 2023

Hydrogen levy on energy bills dropped by Government

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August 14, 2023

2023 set to be a record year for renewables

Records broken for solar panel and heat pump installations in first six months of 2023

UK on track for nearly a quarter of a million homes installing certified renewables this year

“The future lies in renewables, not oil and gas”, say experts

 

More households are installing heat pumps and solar panels in the UK…

More households are installing heat pumps and solar panels in the UK than ever before, with a 62% jump compared to last year, new data from the official standards body for renewable technologies shows.

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August 01, 2023

Councils gain innovative grants to scale up green home upgrades

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July 17, 2023

New report: France cuts heating emissions ten times faster than UK with heat pump roll-out

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May 24, 2023

Grid can cope with increased electrification – new report 

Net zero will require a transformation of the energy grid on a scale unseen since the 1960s – but these upgrades are possible and will bring huge benefits for UK homes, business and energy security, a new report  has found.

An upgraded grid will allow millions of homes to install heat pumps and EV chargers, and will unlock…

Net zero will require a transformation of the energy grid on a scale unseen since the 1960s

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May 02, 2023

Pioneering space tech to accelerate decarbonisation of housing

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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

  • More than three times as many people want renewable energy like solar panels and heat pumps to be mandatory than oppose it [1]

  • Legislation covering new homes should require developers to install renewables, urge experts

  • Environmental and fuel poverty charities say public opinion is behind heat pumps

An overwhelming majority of people think all new-build homes should not be connected to the gas grid and should have renewable energy instead, according to new YouGov survey results released today.  

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November 03, 2022

Consumer watchdog urged to investigate hydrogen boilers greenwash

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September 26, 2022

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

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