Ofgem: Potential £2.5m cost of suspected RHI fraud case

Ofgem has confirmed it is investigating three cases of suspected fraud related to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in Northern Ireland. The values range from £48,000 to £350,000 while the third could potentially be worth around £2.5 million. The information was provided in response to a freedom of information request. Under the RHI scheme, […]

Renewable heating boost for social landlords

More social landlords and tenants could soon benefit from renewable heating following changes to the government’s support scheme. From Spring 2015, registered social landlords will no longer need to have had a Green Deal energy efficiency assessment to apply for Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments as long as they have an Energy Performance Certificate that […]

Renewable heating could save Scots ‘£151m a year’

Householders in Scotland could save or £151 million every year by installing renewable heating technologies, new research claims. A YouGov poll by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) found although people know technologies such as biomass boilers and ground source heat pumps are cheap ways to heat their homes, more than half (51%) think they are […]

New online tool calculates renewable heating benefits

A new online tool which shows how consumers can benefit by installing renewable heating systems – such as solar thermal panels and ground source heat pumps – has been launched. DECC’s ‘Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) calculator allows people to check how much money they could be paid through the scheme, depending on the type of […]

Homes to get paid for generating green heat

Grants to install green heating in homes were finally made available by government today. Called the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), it will pay people for the green heat they generate. Anyone from home owners and social and private landlords are eligible, both on and off the gas grid. The domestic RHI includes biomass heating […]

Social landlords share £5m for renewable heat

The Government has awarded a share of £5 million to get more renewable heating in the homes of tenants. A total of 57 landlords have won the cash, which will be used to install a range of renewable heating kit such as air and ground source heat pumps, solar thermal and biomass boilers in social […]

400 Stroud homes to be fitted with renewable heating

Hundreds of tenants in Gloucestershire will soon benefit from renewable heating systems after Stroud District Council was awarded the largest amount of funding under the Government’s energy initiative. The Council won nearly £900,000 under the latest round of DECC’s Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) competition. Stroud District Council will replace heating oil with air source […]

Social landlords win share of £7m for renewable heating

The Government has awarded a share of £7 million to 46 social landlords to get renewable heating into the homes of their tenants. The winners are the first wave of successful bidders to be announced under the latest round of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) competition launched earlier this year. The figure is £4 […]

Former SSE boss launches own energy company

A former managing director of Scottish & Southern Energy has launched his own energy efficiency company. Backed by £6bn pure equity from SSE and clean-tech investor Zouk, Adrian Pike has set up Anesco to offer energy efficiency and micro-generation services to commercial and domestic customers, utilising solar power, renewable heating, insulation, and building energy management […]