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13
MAR
2020

What the 2020 UK Budget means for Electric Vehicles and renewable energy

This week’s budget announcement was understandably overshadowed by the current coronavirus outbreak, however there was some information surrounding the future investment for electric vehicles. Electric Vehicles will benefit from the Budget as a Rapid Charging Fund has been...
07
MAR
2020

Modern cars producing 7% more CO2

Consumer group Which? have carried out tests on 292 car models since the start of 2017 to measure emissions released. Although emissions linked to harming human health (CO and NOx) have decreased, CO2 emissions have increased in almost all car classes and fuel types. On average...
17
FEB
2020

Smart meter rollout’s deadline has been delayed by 4 years

The rollout for smart meters in every home has been pushed back to 2024 from the original deadline of 2020 due to a lack of available technology. Consumer group citizens advice has been calling for the deadline to be extended in the best interests of the customers so technical...
30
JAN
2020

MCS launch new Battery Storage Standard

National Certification scheme MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) have spent the last few months developing a new battery storage scheme, with input from Tesla, Sonnen, Moixa, Powervault, the STA and REA. The quality assurance scheme provides the framework for the...
11
DEC
2019

Drive into the future: why electric vehicles are essential for the climate crisis

Electric vehicles are a relatively new phenomenon, but they are expected to become the dominant form of vehicle between 2020 and 2030. The government states it is committed to make the UK a world leader in the electric car industry, so it is likely we will see further uptake over...
09
SEP
2019

Electric Vehicle Charging: Changes to the industry

Electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging are a relatively new phenomenon, so it comes as no surprise that there are regular changes, and announcements that affect the sector. In today’s blog we wanted to update you on two announcements that may affect you if you’re...
29
MAY
2019

Norcroft Energy visit ELEX Show 2019

The ELEX Show is a specialist event designed specifically for professional electricians. The show takes places at six different locations across the country. The Norcroft Energy team visited this year’s Harrogate event at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Friday the 24th May. The...
25
MAR
2019

Norcroft Energy achieves LG Partner status

Norcroft Energy is proud to announce the achievement of LG Partner status. As a family run business, we provide a complete range of electrical services and solar PV installations to both domestic and commercial customers across the Yorkshire region, helping them to safely and...
20
MAR
2019

Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting the only bright choice for me

As an electrician I have seen many improvements within our industry, but for me the one that has had the biggest impact is LED lighting. The changes within the LED lighting industry over the last twenty years have improved lighting for both electricians and consumers alike. Since...
22
JAN
2019

Energy efficient upgrades for Rubicon Ltd

Established in 1980, Rubicon Ltd has nearly 40 years of experience in the Steel Stockholding business across the North of England and the Midlands. Still a family run business to this day, Geoff Elsley, Managing Director commissioned Norcroft to install electric car charging...
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