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Electrical equipment manufacturers: regulations and responsibilities

Electrical equipment manufacturers: regulations and responsibilities

Introduction If you manufacture electrical equipment, you must comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994. These implement into UK law the European Council Directive 2006/95/EEC – commonly referred to as the Low Voltage Directive (LVD). The aim of these regulations is to ensure that electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits is […]

Community Energy

Community Energy

What is community energy? Community energy covers aspects of collective action to reduce, purchase, manage and generate energy. Community energy projects have an emphasis on local engagement, local leadership and control and the local community benefiting collectively from the outcomes. Community-led action can often tackle challenging issues around energy, with community groups well placed to […]

Independent energy suppliers

Independent energy suppliers

ntroduction This page has been developed to ensure independent suppliers can be updated on and provide input to policy initiatives at crucial points in the policy development process. It includes links to key documents and events that impact on independent suppliers and contact details for relevant policy leads. Message from Permanent Secretary Alex Chisholm, August […]

Tenants’ energy efficiency improvements provisions – guidance for domestic landlords and tenants

Tenants’ energy efficiency improvements provisions – guidance for domestic landlords and tenants

Part two of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 established a new right for domestic private rented sector tenants, whereby tenants can request consent from their landlord to install energy efficiency improvements in the property they rent, and the landlord cannot unreasonably refuse consent. These new rights take effect from […]

£220 million for cutting-edge new technology

£220 million for cutting-edge new technology

New funding to support cutting-edge technology announced by the Chancellor. Philip Hammond has today (1 October 2016) unveiled a package of support which includes £220 million for the life science and university sectors to help technology breakthroughs translate into commercial success, as well as action to ensure disruptive businesses thrive in the UK. The package […]

Hinkley Point C contract signed

Hinkley Point C contract signed

The Government and EDF have today signed a historic agreement for the UK’s first new nuclear power station for a generation. During a signing ceremony in London, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, the Chairman and CEO of EDF, Jean-Bernard Levy and the Chairman of CGN, He Yu signed […]