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How the UK government are missing the EU renewable energy targets

Currently only 8.3% of the UK’s energy consumption comes from renewable sources. But by 2020, it must be 15% as set by EU law in a binding legal agreement. The aim is to become more sustainable but the UK has one of the smallest rates of renewable energy consumption in Europe, sitting at 24 out […]

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Why you need a carbon monoxide alarm in your home

More than two thirds of homes in the UK do not have carbon monoxide (CO) alarms installed. In 2016, CO Be Alarmed reported there were 50 deaths due to CO poisoning and estimated an average 4,000 people require hospital treatment every year. With millions of people at risk of not being alarmed in the case […]

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Case Study: Nick

After being recommended by a friend, Nick successfully completed our 4 Week Domestic Electrician Package recently. The Package includes our unique Experience Course, which offers more practical hands on experience in a realistic setting. Working as a freelance lighting and video engineer for festivals, gigs and tours, Nick chose EC4U because “they’ve got a variety […]

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The Smart Home technology surge and what it means for electricians

It used to be that smart home technology was expensive and too technical; however, smart technology is becoming more affordable and attainable for every homeowner. Currently 41% of UK homes have a connected device installed and by 2020, that is estimated to rise to 10 connected devices per household. Smart heating controls are quickly becoming […]

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Case Study: Scott

Skilled trades are popular choice for many looking for a career change. With a shortage of electricians on the rise and smart technology installation in high demand, there has never been a better time to retrain and become an electrician. Before deciding to join us here at EC4U, Scott was working for the NHS in Somerset, […]

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