Renewable Energy Consumer Code News

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  • 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

  • ICO to clamp down on nuisance calls

    In a recent change to the law, from spring 2017, company directors can be held directly responsible for nuisance call practices. Each could be fined up to £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), if they are found to be in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. Read more here...

    Posted: 26 October, 2016

  • New Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland Equity Loan

    The Scottish Government has announced a new pilot loan scheme called the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) Equity Loan. The scheme will run until 31 March 2017, with the possibility of an extension until March 2018. What is an equity loan? An equity loan is repaid when the property is sold. Applicants do not make any ongoing payments...

    Posted: 22 September, 2016

  • RECC to attend Clean Energy Live, 4-6 October

    RECC to attend Clean Energy Live, 4-6 October at the NEC in Birmingham. The show evolves from Solar Energy UK’s previous energy and brand, and 6-years of continuous show growth...

    Posted: 15 August, 2016

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