Ireland seeks views on potential new Renewable Heat Obligation scheme

If introduced, it would require energy suppliers in the heat sector to ensure a certain proportion of the energy they provide is renewable

Non-domestic RHI projects impacted by COVID-19 granted six-month extension

Eligible projects will now be allowed to submit a full application by 30th September 2021

Government announces extension to non-domestic RHI scheme due to coronavirus

The previous deadline of January 2021 for projects to be operational has been extended to March 2022, in order to help protect investment in the renewable heat industry

Government extends deadline for Renewable Heat Incentive projects

It is now open until 31st January 2021

Public Accounts Committee: RHI scheme ‘has failed to meet its objectives’

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says the scheme has not come close to meeting its “wildly over-optimistic” take-up forecasts

‘RHI has not achieved good value for money’

The government’s Renewable Incentive Scheme (RHI) has not achieved good value for money. That’s according to the National Audit Office (NAO), which says the initiative has had much lower rates of adoption than originally hoped for and has been taken advantage of by unscrupulous participants. The RHI was launched to encourage a shift to low carbon […]

Delay to green heat reform ‘threatens climate goals’

The government’s decision to delay renewable heat legislation threatens climate goals. That’s the warning from the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), which suggests the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) shouldn’t have postponed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms until 2018. It says the legislation has been delayed due to a government timetable […]

Fewer than 20,000 non-domestic RHI installations in five years

The government’s much lauded Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) has been adopted by fewer than 20,000 businesses. The RHI financially rewards both domestic and non-domestic consumers for using renewable energy to heat their homes by paying them a regular tariff. The payments aim to offset the cost of installing and running a renewable heating system. […]

UK’s Renewable Heat Incentive warms 25k homes

Thousands of households have received support under the UK’s initiative that supports domestic low carbon heating systems. According to DECC, 25,000 homes have been accredited through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, with installations of technologies such as heat pumps, solar thermal systems and biomass boilers. The domestic RHI was launched in April 2014 and […]

Heat pumps could save homes as much as £3,000 a year

UK householders could earn between £1,350 and £3,000 a year in savings and income by installing heat pumps in their homes. A new study by the Energy Saving Trust found the efficiency of heat pumps has improved and that well installed and operated heat pumps perform to a “very high standard” in homes. It claims […]