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New Insulation Assurance Authority launched to raise standards in the Insulation industry

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. 

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Changes for private rented sector come into force

Another milestone has been reached in the journey to support energy performance improvements in the private rented sector.

Scottish energy efficiency regulations postponed due to Covid-19

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 publishes best practice guidance for energy suppliers

Citizens Advice has published best practice guidance for energy suppliers in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK.

Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency – Phase 2 Projects

Last week, BEIS announced projects to be awarded Phase 2 Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency (BASEE) funding.

Energy Systems Catapult models pathways to net zero

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.

New ‘virtual power station’ in London to improve system flexibility

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.

Housing Minister launches competition to deliver homes fit for the future

Applicants invited to come forward with ideas for new low carbon, age-friendly homes.

Scottish Heat Networks Bill published

Helping Scotland move to affordable, low carbon heating.

Decarbonisation of heat must work for customers in vulnerable situations too

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. 

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