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  • CCC reports UK has reduced emissions without increasing household energy bills

    New analysis by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) shows that action to tackle climate change and improve energy efficiency has occurred alongside reductions in household energy bills since the Climate Change Act was passed...

    Posted: 16 March, 2017

  • RECC gains official TrustMark approval

    The Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) has been approved by TrustMark as a new scheme operator for businesses involved in renewables and related home improvement and energy efficiency sectors...

    Posted: 8 March, 2017

  • Winter 2017 Newsletter

    Access the January 2017 Newsletter below...

    Posted: 30 January, 2017

  • RECC calls on Government to ensure consumers benefit from a smart, flexible energy system

    RECC is pleased to respond to BEIS’s and Ofgem’s Call for Evidence. RECC’s objective is to ensure that consumers are well-informed and well-protected and are thus in a position to take full advantage of the opportunities on offer to reduce the carbon impact of their energy usage. Download RECC's full response below...

    Posted: 13 January, 2017

  • Consumer detriment costs UK £15 billion per year, according to NAO

    The National Audit Office has pulished a report examining the system protecting consumers from scams, unfair trading, and unsafe goods. It concludes that the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has made progress since its 2011 review, but needs to do more, particularly in the context of the growth of e-commerce...

    Posted: 16 December, 2016

  • Bonfield Review proposes kitemark for domestic retrofit installations

    In July 2015, the Secretaries of State for the former Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) (now incorporated into the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) jointly commissioned Dr Peter Bonfield, CEO of BRE, to conduct an independent review of consumer advice, protection, standards and enforce...

    Posted: 16 December, 2016

  • RHI Consultation outcomes published

    The Government have this afternoon published the outcome of the consultation on reforms to the RHI mechanism. Read the Full Consultation Response. All changes will be made effective Spring 2017. Domestic Scheme: - Solar thermal has been reintroduced to the RHI (both domestic and non-domestic)...

    Posted: 14 December, 2016

  • Biomass Domestic RHI degression announced for 1 January 2017

    BEIS has published their quarterly forecast of domestic and non-domestic RHI expenditure today. This shows that the domestic biomass tariff will be degressed by 10% on 1 January 2017. You can find further information on the BEIS website...

    Posted: 30 November, 2016

  • Consumer Code revised

    The Consumer Code has today (28 October 2016) been revised for the first time in two years. These revisions have been approved by Chartered Institute of Trading Standards, our approval body, and by the RECC Supervisory Panel. The principal revisions are intended to: take account of the introduction of Consumer Rights Act 2015 (affects sections 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4,8.1, 8...

    Posted: 28 October, 2016

  • Autumn 2016 Newsletter

    Access the October 2016 Newsletter below...

    Posted: 27 October, 2016

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