The industry standards body for renewable energy installers is calling on the government to immediately rectify the failure to pay businesses for work on the green homes grant, which is leading, according to some companies, to rising debts and job losses. Installers of renewable energy systems have been left unpaid for several months by the government, the Guardian reported this week, while long delays were putting members of the public off the scheme. Ian Rippin, who leads the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), said he had since spoken to the government about the “numerous issues” that have come to light relating to the flagship £2bn green homes grant. The grants are intended to help the UK move to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by providing financial help for householders to switch from fossil fuel systems to renewable energy. The grants – of £5,000 and £10,000 – also cover the installation of insulation to make homes more energy efficient.
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