RECC News for 2016

An archive of RECC News

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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

  • Summer 2016 Newsletter

    Access the July 2016 Newsletter below...

    Posted: 25 July, 2016

  • Members urged to support removal of Minimum Import Pricing

    The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has been working with SolarPower Europe on the ongoing issue of Minimum Import Pricing (MIP) and is now looking for industry to add their name to a letter to the European Commission calling for the end of MIP...

    Posted: 16 June, 2016

  • RECC 2015 Annual Report published

    RECC’s 2015 Annual Report, prepared for the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (TSI), is now available. The report sets out in considerable detail RECC’s wide range of activities and achievements throughout the year...

    Posted: 14 June, 2016

  • Ofgem's Domestic RHI quarterly report, Feb - April 2016

    Ofgem has published its 8th quarterly report on the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) from 01 February 2016 to 30 April 2016. It presents the latest statistics on accreditations on the scheme, payments made and feedback from customers. Find the full report here...

    Posted: 27 May, 2016

  • Revised FIT energy efficiency requirements come into force

    Ofgem has published an updated version of its Feed In Tariff (FIT) guidance for suppliers which you can access here. The main reason for the update is to reflect changes to the Energy Efficiency Requirement (EER) which came into effect today, 10 May 2016...

    Posted: 10 May, 2016

  • RECC responds to RHI Consultation: A reformed and refocused scheme

    RECC's response to DECC's consultation on the RHI: A reformed and refocused scheme, can be accessed below...

    Posted: 3 May, 2016

  • April 2016 Newsletter

    You can access the April 2016 Newsletter below...

    Posted: 27 April, 2016

  • ENA Heat Pump Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

    ENA (Energy Networks Association) is hosting a Heat Pump Stakeholder Engagement Workshop on Thursday 19th May at EnergyUK’s Offices in London from 11:00 until 15:00...

    Posted: 19 April, 2016

  • Installer 2016 (10-12 May)

    GET HANDS-ON AT INSTALLER 2016, 10-12 MAY RECC is exhibiting at Installer 2016, taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Come and visit us at stand G50...

    Posted: 19 April, 2016

  • Ofgem publish RHI application guidance

    Ofgem have today published Frequently Asked Questions for consumers intending to apply for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive as well as seperate guidance for installers...

    Posted: 7 April, 2016

  • Amendments to RHI Regulations come into force

    Amendments to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Regulations have come into force today (24 March 2016)...

    Posted: 24 March, 2016

  • Heat Pump ErP requirements come into force 26 March 2016

    The Ecodesign of Energy-related Products Directive (ErP) and The Energy Labelling Directive came into force for heat pumps on 26 Septermber 2015. Any non-compliant heat pumps commissioned after 25 March 2016 will not be eligible for MCS certification or the RHI...

    Posted: 22 March, 2016

  • RHI Consultation published

    The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Consultation has now been published and can be found here. Most notable is the news that Government is proposing to withdraw support for new solar thermal systems from 2017 on the basis that it represents poor value for money for taxpayers...

    Posted: 7 March, 2016

  • Update to solar PV 'model documents'

    As a result of the recent changes to the FIT scheme RECC's solar PV model 'proposal pack', including proposal letter and performance estimate have been updated to take account of the new system of deployment linked degression...

    Posted: 7 March, 2016

  • Upcoming shows in 2016

    RECC is currently attending the following shows in 2016: Ecobuild Ecobuild 2016 is the UK’s Premier Energy event taking place next week, 08-10 March at London’s ExCeL...

    Posted: 3 March, 2016

  • DECC publishes several renewable heating reports

    DECC has today published a number of reports around renewable heating...

    Posted: 11 February, 2016

  • Ofgem publishes FIT payment rate table

    Ofgem have today published the generation and export tariff rates for the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme for the period 8 February to 31 March 2016. You can access the table on the Ofgem website...

    Posted: 10 February, 2016

  • January 2016 Newsletter

    You can access the January 2016 Newsletter below...

    Posted: 26 January, 2016

  • RECC joins forces with BRE National Solar Centre to launch consumer guide to battery storage

    RECC and BRE National Solar Centre (NSC) today launched their ‘Batteries and Solar Power: Guidance for domestic and small commercial consumers’...

    Posted: 20 January, 2016

  • RECC publishes consumer FAQs on January 2016 Feed in Tariff changes

    RECC has published FAQs for consumers explaining changes to Feed in Tariff scheme that take effect from 15 January 2016.  You can access the guidance here...

    Posted: 14 January, 2016

  • RECC publishes guidance on Feed-In Tariff scheme Pause and Deployment Caps

    In its FIT review consultation response Government set out that the FIT scheme would be paused from 15 January 2016. The pause preceeds new tariff rates to be implemented from 8 February 2016 along with deployment caps and linked degression...

    Posted: 7 January, 2016