Renewable Energy Consumer Code News

The latest news from RECC

  • RHI Regulations update

    In December 2016, the Government published the outcome of the consultation on reforms to the RHI mechanism. However, as a result of the recent announcement regarding the General Election on 8 June, the RHI reforms were not able to go through Parliament...

    Posted: 8 May, 2017

  • Spring Newsletter 2017

    Access the April 2017 Newsletter below...

    Posted: 24 April, 2017

  • RECC now extended to include for battery storage systems and other ‘related’ products

    Battery storage added to the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, to promote consumer protection • Battery storage deployment set to increase in the renewables sector. • Renewable Energy Consumer Code, the UK’s longest established Code in the sector, is leading the way in protecting consumers...

    Posted: 12 April, 2017

  • 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/summer 2017. Domestic Scheme: - Solar thermal has been reintroduced to the RHI (both domestic and non-domestic)...

    Posted: 14 December, 2016

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