The Low Carbon Future of Transport
Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, David Cowburn, discusses the rapid rise of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) in the UK and how this will contribute to a low-carbon future. Since 2008 and the launch of the first legal all-electric car, the number of electric vehicles has risen exponentially with no signs…
How to Protect your Business with Confidence
As Chief Executive of the NAPIT Group, a national organisation whose members consist of businesses both large and small, the growing issue of under insurance is a concerning issue with many factors to consider. To delve into this subject further, we bring you a guest blog from the British Insurance…
NAPIT Responds to the Bonfield Review
Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, David Cowburn, discusses the release of the long awaited Bonfield Review and how its recommendations will improve energy efficiency in the UK and encourage the uptake of renewable technologies. After months of delays the Bonfield Review has finally been released. The ‘Each Home Counts Review’,…
Unravelling the Autumn Statement
As Chief Operating Officer of the NAPIT group, a national organisation whose members are heavily invested in the UK economy, the recent Autumn Statement unveiled by the chancellor is in no doubt an important issue for us to consider moving forward. With the Chancellor releasing his Autumn Statement on the…
Can the Government Meet its House Building Target?
Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, David Cowburn, discusses the Government’s target of building one million homes by 2020 and the progress that has been made so far. Following on from the general election last year, the Government set an ambitious pledge to build one million homes in England by 2020….
Continuing Support for Those in Fuel Poverty
Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, David Cowburn, discusses the recent consultation on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and how this could affect those living in fuel poverty in the future. With the current Energy Company Obligation nearing its end on the 31st March 2017, NAPIT has been active in responding…
Simplify to Clarify – Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector
Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector is poor. In 2014, 16% of private rented sector tenants in England experienced problems with electrical hazards, which equates to nearly 1.5 million people living with unsafe electrics. Coupled with the fact that 5,622 accidental domestic fires were caused by electrical distribution systems…
Life after DECC
Managing Director of NAPIT Certification David Cowburn discusses how the recent restructure of the Department of Energy & Climate (DECC) could affect the energy efficiency and renewable’s industry and beyond. Of the recent whirlwind of activity across Westminster throughout the last few months, perhaps one of the most overlooked shifts…
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
As Chief Executive of the NAPIT Group, a national organisation whose members are heavily invested in the UK economy, the upcoming EU Referendum is a highly important and intriguing issue with many factors to consider. To delve into the subject further, we bring you a guest blog from the new…
NAPIT Managing Director of Standards David Cowburn discusses how a new NAPIT Electrical Inspector Scheme will drive up safety within the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. Excellence in electrical inspection and testing is one of the key components that set NAPIT registered electricians apart, and it is vital for electrical safety,…