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Smaller installer left behind

On 17 May 2012, CIBSE Certification was approved as a certification body for Green Deal organisations and their advisors, enabling it to offer training and certification to professionals wanting to offer advice under the Green Deal. The Green Deal is a government

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Prize freeze respite for millions

In the week after British Gas threatened a £130 increase to energy bills. E.On has promised not to raise residential energy prices for its 4.8 million domestic customers for the remainder of 2012. E.On is the only ‘big six’ supplier to commit

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Report highlights job and cash benefits

In last week’s e-newsletter we covered a new report from The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), claiming parts of Britain are in danger of becoming overrun by wind farms because of a huge increase in the number under construction. The piece

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Why Part P is good for the industry

Our grumpy old man is being really rather positive this month. What has inspired this unusual turn of temperament? Well, when in February he called for someone to produce figures to justify the retention of Part P, someone did just that!

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Wind warning

In a new report, The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has said parts of Britain are in danger of becoming overrun by wind farms because of a huge increase in the number under construction. The report – Generating light on landscape

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Calling all engineers!

Electrical Review today received an unusual call for help from the international development charity, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). The charity is launching its first ever recruitment drive for experienced professors across the engineering sectors to work on a project in Ethiopia. Successful

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Using PR to win new business in the recession

“We don’t need to advertise, we know all the people we need to communicate with”. Phil Turtle of Turtle Consulting looks at using PR to win new business in the recession As a management and marketing consultant, I guess I hear this

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Part P consultation

In the April issue of Electrical Review, our Blown Fuse column (included in this newsletter) covered the government’s new Part P consultation, which began on 31 January and closes on 27 April. First to respond to John Houston’s column was Phil Buckle,

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Immense powers

The Guardian last week reported on Lynne Burke, owner of a flat in North London – part of a property converted in to three flats in 2006. Burke and her neighbours had all received a letter warning electricity to the the flats

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Money matters

Following on nicely (and, perhaps, politically) from last week’s Budget, came GlaxoSmithKline’s announcement of plans to build its first new manufacturing facility in the the UK in almost 40 years. The proposed facility in Cumbria is part of £500m in investment Glaxo

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