RECC News for 2020

An archive of RECC News

  • Dispute over proposed MCS 001-1 requirements

    Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) is aware of a dispute between HIES and MCS over proposed changes to the over-arching MCS Installer Standard MCS 001-1. REAL is not a party to any discussions about this matter. We are therefore not able to comment on the dispute...

    Posted: 11 September, 2020

  • Summer Newsletter 2020

    The latest RECC newsletter can now be downloaded and read below...

    Posted: 18 August, 2020

  • Beware of JUNK MAIL 'Free Solar PV and System Check' letters!

    New reports show consumers continue to be sent unsolicited letters from Evo Energy Solutions Ltd, company number 11946449. The letters claim that the company's records indicate that the consumer has missed their 'free solar PV and system check'...

    Posted: 13 August, 2020

  • RECC publishes 2019 Annual Report

    RECC has today published the 2019 Annual Report! The report summarises and explains the huge body of work that RECC carried out during the year. Virginia Graham, RECC CEO said: "My thanks go to our members who have supported us throughout the year...

    Posted: 13 August, 2020

  • £2bn for Green Home Grants to include heat pumps and solar thermal

    Government is calling for greener, warmer homes as part of its ‘Plan for Jobs’ which includes £2 billion for Green Homes Grants to homeowners and landlords towards the costs of making their homes more energy efficient...

    Posted: 7 August, 2020

  • Installer registration open for new Solar Together group-buying schemes

    Cambridgeshire, Devon, Kent, Suffolk and Sussex councils have confirmed they will be working with independent experts iChoosr to deliver group-buying schemes for solar and storage this autumn...

    Posted: 15 July, 2020

  • New Heat Pump Guide to support UK Industry

    Some of the UK’s most experienced clean energy experts have joined forces to create a new guide for domestic heat pump installers. This new heat pump guide creates a single source of best practice guidance to support the UK heat pump industry...

    Posted: 14 July, 2020

  • RECC urges Government to target adequate Clean Heat Grants

    Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) this week urged Government to ensure future support for low carbon heating promotes the sector and protects consumers...

    Posted: 10 July, 2020

  • RECC supports Work Safe campaign for a safe return to work

    RECC has pledged its support for the Work Safe campaign for a safe return to work. Co-ordinated by TrustMark and The Building Leadership Council, the campaign is predicated on the belief that consumer confidence is pivotal to economic recovery...

    Posted: 10 July, 2020

  • RECC celebrates five years of Alternative Dispute Resolution with CTSI

    RECC's dispute resolution process is approved by Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS) under the Alternative Dispute Regulations (ADR) consumer regulations. RECC is pleased to celebrate this important anniversary with CCAS and the £12...

    Posted: 9 July, 2020

  • Spring Newsletter 2020

    The latest RECC newsletter can now be downloaded and read below...

    Posted: 5 May, 2020

  • Codes scheme now protects almost £135bn of consumer transactions

    The Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS) reported significant increases in its membership and consumer spending this year. CCAS promote codes of practice for different industries which meet core criteria...

    Posted: 28 April, 2020

  • RECC welcomes Government plans for Clean Heat Grants

    RECC has welcomed Government's announcement today that it plans to introduce a grant scheme to support consumers who install renewable heating systems. The scheme is due to follow on directly from the Domestic RHI when it closes on 31 March 2022...

    Posted: 28 April, 2020

  • RECC provides guidance for COVID-19

    RECC has assured its members that it is ready and willing to help in any way it can during this time of great uncertainty. Virginia Graham, RECC CEO, said: "We are very aware of the concerns our members have about the viability of their businesses in the short, medium and long term...

    Posted: 27 April, 2020

  • MCS has set up Emergency Repair Work Register

    To support consumers and installers MCS has decided to set up a register of MCS-certified businesses who are currently offering, or who would be willing to offer, emergency repair work for consumers who are having problems with their renewable energy systems...

    Posted: 2 April, 2020

  • RECC's virtual office is up and running as usual!

    RECC is pleased to confirm that its virtual office is up and running. This means that RECC Team members are available to help our members, consumers and stakeholders as usual...

    Posted: 27 March, 2020

  • RECC is moving office!

    From Monday, 23 March RECC's new address will be: Brettenham House, 2 - 19 Lancaster Place, London WC2E 7EN. All our email addresses and telephone numbers will remain the same...

    Posted: 18 March, 2020

  • RECC welcomes Budget support for consumer heat technologies

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday announced a range of measures to support the renewable heat sector...

    Posted: 12 March, 2020

  • Winter Newsletter 2020

    The latest RECC newsletter can now be downloaded and read below...

    Posted: 11 February, 2020

  • EV Consumer Code for Home Chargepoints set to launch on 12 February

      Join the REA and Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) for the launch of the UK’s first Electric Vehicle Consumer Code for domestic charge point installers! The Electric Vehicle Consumer Code for Home Chargepoints (EVCC), which sets out high standards for busine...

    Posted: 10 January, 2020

  • Smart Export Guarantee tariffs introduced

    Larger electricity suppliers were obliged to introduce a Smart Export Guarantee tariff on 1 January 2020. To date, 13 fixed-rate tariffs have been announced together with one variable-rate tariff. Solar Trade Association has put together a league table showing how these compare...

    Posted: 3 January, 2020