Government cuts to schemes and subsidies 2015: what installers need to know

This month the industry has been hit with news about cuts to renewable obligation support and the closure of the Green Deal. We rounded up the most important information for installers on the changes to the Green Deal, solar subsidies and Renewable Heat Incentive.   The end of Green Deal funding On 23 July 2015, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd announced that the government would cease funding for the Green Deal. This decision was made…

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What is Legionella and how can installers protect against it?

Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease and other conditions such as Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. The bacteria can be found in manmade water systems such as hot tubs, spas and hot & cold water systems. H&V News recently published that there are up to 400 cases of Legionnaires’ disease each year in the UK and Wales alone. Heating engineers can become qualified in the assessment and treatment of systems at high risk of Legionella…

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