Relief as renewable heat scheme goes live

Widespread relief greeted today’s news that the Government’s postponed renewable heat scheme will finally go live on Monday. The RHI, which will pay people to generate heat from renewable sources such as biomass and heat pumps, was pushed back from a September start so that DECC could change the subsidy level to get EU approval. […]

Downgrade of renewable heat tariff dubbed "unwelcome"

The Renewable Energy Association has dubbed the lowered tariff for the Renewable Heat Incentive as an “unwelcome surprise” to the industry. The government’s renewable scheme was delayed when the European Commission objected to the level of tariff for biomass. Today it was given the go-ahead with a lower tariff for large biomass projects. DECC hopes […]