STA Responds to UK Renewable Roadmap

The Solar Trade Association (STA) has welcomed the publication of the UK Renewables Roadmap.  The Roadmap identifies the key renewable energy technologies that will enable the UK to fulfil its 2020 15% renewable energy target.  

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STA Responds to Renewables Obligation Decision for Solar Power

DECC has decided to reduce support for solar power under the Renewables Obligation from 2 ROCs today to 1.6 ROCs from April 2013 – a reduction of 20%.

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Property Surveyors Association Claims Disarray in Energy Assessment Market

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has today called upon the Government to carry out an urgent investigation into the excessively high numbers of accredited and suspended Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA) in the market place.

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NAPIT ElectricSafe Campaign Reaches Over Half a Million Consumers

The ElectricSafe Register, a new brand and consumer search facility set break new ground in domestic electrical safety, has already seen promotion to over half a million potential consumers throughout the UK.

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Electrical Safety Council Response to the Government’s Changes to Part P

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has welcomed the government’s approach to amending Part P of the Building Regulations for England - which have just been announced - but has also expressed some concerns regarding these changes.

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BEAMA welcomes Government’s Smart Meter Decisions

Dr Howard Porter, BEAMA CEO, has welcomed the Government’s publication of rules for consumer engagement, privacy, and security for the smart meter programme: “The smart meter rollout will give UK consumers the information they need to control their energy use.

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Introducing the LIA Laboratories

The LA Laboratories have been re-branded the LIA Laboratories (LIA = Lighting Industry Association). This is not simply a new logo; this re-branding is the first step in the development and expansion of our services and commitment to the lighting industry.

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BEAMA Publishes a Proposal for a Government-Backed Electrotechnical Sector Strategy

BEAMA published its ‘Case for a Government-backed Smart & Low Carbon Electrical Infrastructure Sector Group’, calling for a manufacturing policy focus that will help deliver the UK’s 2050 Energy Strategy objectives.

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NAPIT Speak Out Over Register Fiasco

NAPIT have recently spoken out against the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and Electrical Safety Council (ESC) following the launch of the ‘Electrical Safety Register’, only days after the launch of the ElectricSafe Register.

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Apprenticeship Success Should be Judged by Quality, as well as Quantity

SummitSkills has welcomed the conclusions of a BIS report that suggests quality, and not just quantity, should be the UK’s focus for apprenticeships.

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