Wednesday 1 April saw the launch of the Insulation Assurance Authority (IAA), a new nationwide organisation which will bring together all aspects of quality assurance, consumer protection, technical guidance, certification, installer monitoring and support under a single compliance platform for the insulation industry.
Another milestone has been reached in the journey to support energy performance improvements in the private rented sector.
The Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 that were due to come into force on 1 April 2020, which required all properties in Scotland’s private rented sector to have a minimum EPC rating of E at a start of tenancy from 1 October 2020 have now been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Citizens Advice has published best practice guidance for energy suppliers in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK.
Last week, BEIS announced projects to be awarded Phase 2 Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency (BASEE) funding.
A new report by Energy Systems Catapult has found Net Zero by 2050 is possible with support for innovation and scale-up across three essential areas – Low Carbon Technology, Land Use and Lifestyle.
A trial to use household batteries to help support the electricity grid in London is being rolled out further to help deal with peaks in winter demand and reduce carbon emissions.
Applicants invited to come forward with ideas for new low carbon, age-friendly homes.
Helping Scotland move to affordable, low carbon heating.
Heat Trust has now been in operation for over 4 years, and are currently reviewing their Scheme Rules in stages to ensure they remain fit for purpose. They are looking for those with experince in the heat networks sector to respond to their consultation. The first ‘package’ to be reviewed is customers in vulnerable situations, where they have looked at the approaches of other regulators e.g. Ofgem and Ofwat, and looked into NICE guidelines on how a warm home impacts health.