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Johnson Controls makes senior EMEA appointment

Johnson Controls has appointed Richard van Bergen as vice president and general manager, Energy Solutions Europe and Africa. 
 27 Jan 2012

Supreme Court FiT judgment 'will make incentive pot stretch further'

The limited funds available to stimulate the renewables industry will last longer as a result of the Government's decision to take its appeal to the Supreme Court, according to Paul Roche, director of sustainability and renewables at Grafton Group. 
 27 Jan 2012

Government solar subsidy appeal fails

The Government has failed to overturn a High Court decision made in December which ruled that its plans to cut solar power subsidy payments were illegal. 
 25 Jan 2012

Viessmann appoints renewable sales manager

Heating systems manufacturer Viessmann has appointed Colin Bland to the new position of sales manager for renewable energy systems. Mr Bland heads a team of six area business managers covering the entire UK, which is tasked with growing the company's renewable energy business. 
 25 Jan 2012

System Hygienics wins US floating vote

When a US warship in Croatia needed ductwork to be cleaned in just six days, System Hygienics was able to help. 
 24 Jan 2012

Monodraught appoints business development director

Natural ventilation and daylighting specialist Monodraught has appointed Robbert Alsem as business development director. 
 24 Jan 2012

Judgment on Whitehall solar appeal expected tomorrow morning

The Court of Appeal is expected to rule at 10am tomorrow on the Government's appeal against last month's High Court ruling that its plans to cut solar subsidy payments were illegal. 
 24 Jan 2012

HVCA re-branding decision 'not taken lightly'

The decision to re-brand the HVCA from March as the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) was not taken lightly, according to the Association's president Bob Shelley. 
 23 Jan 2012

New administrator for S&P

Charlotte Heywood has joined ventilation specialist S&P in the role of administrator following the retirement of Alizon Clarke. 
 23 Jan 2012

HVCA appoints Scottish legal adviser

Law firm Brodies has been appointed the sole legal adviser in Scotland to the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association (HVCA). 
 23 Jan 2012

Most workers sign up to BESNA

More than 70 per cent of the workers who were asked to sign up to the Building Engineering Services National Agreement (BESNA) have so far returned signed contracts to their employers. 
 23 Jan 2012

Daikin identified as global innovator

Daikin Industries is included among the leaders in the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators for 2011. The award is given to companies considered top innovators based on an objective and scientific analysis of global patent information. 
 23 Jan 2012

Whitehall presses ahead with FiT reduction plan

The Government has laid before Parliament draft licence modifications which, subject to the Parliamentary process set out in the Energy Act 2008, makes provision for a reduced tariff rate (from 1 April, 2012 onwards) for new solar PV installations with an eligibility date on or after 3 March, 2012 under the Feed-in Tariffs scheme (FiTs). 
 19 Jan 2012

Dulas deliver National Trust's largest solar installation

Dulas claims to have delivered the largest solar PV array in the UK for the National Trust at its Grade I listed Llanerchaeron property in Wales. 
 18 Jan 2012

UKERC warns of 'alarming omissions' in Green Deal consultation

Key omissions and and inconsistencies in the Green Deal are alleged by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) in its response to the Department of Energy and Climate Change's consultation on the deal. 
 18 Jan 2012

Small engineering consultants 'wait 76 days for payment'

During 2011 small consultant engineering companies reported that they faced an average collection period on payments due from clients of 76 days. One fifth of small firms participating in ACE's Benchmarking Lite reported debtors amounting to more than 100 days' sales. 
 18 Jan 2012

Baxi responds to Green Deal consultation

There is a significant overlap between installer and product accreditation under Green Deal and existing MCS schemes so establishing parity would avoid unnecessary duplication, according to heating giant Baxi. 
 18 Jan 2012

BSRIA launches weather louvre spec guide

A specification guide to weather louvres has been published by research organisation BSRIA in a bid to help system designers and specifiers of weather louvres to achieve optimum performance. 
 18 Jan 2012

BSRIA makes two senior appointments

Steve Cadd joins research organisation BSRIA as business manager in charge of the Testing and MicroClimate group. He has previously been involved with both nuclear and pressure vessel applications and aims to use these skills "to create new, robust and efficient services from his group". 
 18 Jan 2012

BRE issues guidance on energy management

Building research organisation BRE has published a new report, "Energy management in the built environment" with assistance from the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA). 
 17 Jan 2012
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