STA Urges Government To “support free trade and tackle climate change”

The STA is very disappointed that the European Commission has proposed provisional duties on Chinese imported solar panels of between 37% and 67% [1]. The STA opposes the imposition of any duties which restrict free trade and the growth of the solar market.

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The Electrical Safety Council Calls for Overhaul of Recall System

Charity proposes unlimited fines for manufacturers who fail to respond adequately, standardised guidelines and improved product registration system.

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DECC Announcement Advances Smart Metering Rollout

BEAMA welcomes the announcement from DECC today and believes that this will facilitate smart metering systems to be installed under the Foundation phase of the programme.  

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LIA Regional Seminar Programme 2013

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) is delighted to announce the schedule for its 2013 “Travelling Light” regional seminar programme.  The seminars are being co- hosted by sponsors Recolight and Lumicom, the lighting industry WEEE producer compliance schemes.

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NAPIT EXPO 2013: Exciting Exhibitors, Engaging Q&A and FREE entry for all!

The innovative Q&A sessions that proved so popular last year will also make a welcome return, as will NAPIT’s discount meter calibration service, a bargain at just £30 + VAT. With exclusive on-the-day-discounts and great networking opportunities, this will be an industry event that’s not to be missed!

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Applications Invited for Next Stage of Plugged-in Fleets Initiative

Energy Saving Trust (EST) has announced it will be offering 100 organisations in England a free analysis of their fleets to see if and how electric vehicles will work for them. The initiative, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, follows the successful completion of the original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI).

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ESC Patron Raises Part P Concerns in Parliament

The new amendment to Part P, which means a reduction in notifiable work, has just come into effect. Further changes allowing the use of a registered third party to certify such work (as an alternative to using a building control body) will follow later this year.

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Improved PAS 91 Will Fly The Flag For Safety Says ECA

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) says the revisions to PAS 91 set a new standard for pre-qualification and site safety. The new document, published on 8 April, aims to cut down bureaucracy associated with pre-qualification, cutting costs for contractors without compromising on safety.

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ElectricSafe Receives Positive Feedback At The National Home Building & Renovating Show

The ElectricSafe Register exhibited at the UK’s biggest self - build and renovating event, the National Home Building and Renovating Show on 21-24 March 2013.

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Why Not Make the Green Deal Work for You?

Little over a month after its launch in January, the Green Deal saw encouraging levels of early uptake. According to Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey, 1,803 Green Deal assessments have already been carried out and £26.9m of ECO (Energy Company Obligation) contracts have been signed, demonstrating genuine interest from consumers across Great Britain.

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