29 Mar '12, 8am

UK renewable heat incentive faces 'cost control' after 4 months

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) says it plans “manage the budget” for commercial, public sector, industrial and community-scale installations under the RHI to “ensure its long term success”. The proposals include a package of measures to be in place by the end of this financial year and a plan to control spending under the RHI in the interim. Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker, says: “Putting in place cost control measures for the Renewable Heat Incentive is the prudent thing to do, given this is millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money at stake and taking on board the lessons learned from the feed-in tariff scheme.” DECC recently lost an appeal against a ruling stating that DECC's retrospective changes to feed-in tariff payments was unlawful. On the RHI changes, Barker says DECC will ask for the industry's view this summer with Ofgem holding a series of...

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