“Severe” delay to Renewable Heat scheme disappoints

The “severe” delay to the start of a scheme to promote renewable heat sources has been described as a “setback” for industry confidence. Yesterday the Government announced it was pushing back the start of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which gives grants to help people put heat pumps in their homes. A temporary scheme […]

Mixed reaction to FiT levels

There was mixed reaction to levels of FiT revealed today. DECC published its levels for non-solar technologies such as wind, hydro, AD and micro CHP claiming the tariffs were both fair and gave the renewables industry certainty. However opinion was divided on the issue. RenewableUK’s Small & Medium Wind Development Manager, Indre Vaizgelaite claimed it […]

Barker backs less ‘glamorous’ micro-CHP boilers

MPs are touting the “considerable potential” of micro Combined Heat & Power (CHP) to help homeowners save electricity and money. Last week in Parliament climate change minister Greg Barker said the less “glamorous” source of electricity and heat has a “far larger role” to play. Micro-CHP is a heating technology that generates heat and electricity […]