31 May '13, 1pm

Government boosts RHI in attempt to warm up renewable heat market

The government has today launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme for businesses, which as expected would result in higher levels of support for biomass, ground source heat pump, and solar thermal technologies. The consultation outlines plans to double the tariff available for large biomass boilers with over 1MW of capacity to 2.0p/Kwh, increase support for ground source heat pumps from 3.5-4.8p/Kwh to 7.2-8.2p/Kwh, and raise incentives for solar thermal installations from 9.2p/Kwh to 10.0-11.3p/Kwh. FURTHER READING Green groups hail sustainable EU fisheries deal Sainsbury's shifts low-carbon fleet up a gear The consultation will now run until June 28 and if approved the increases in support are likely to come into effect for 2014/15. The move follows criticism from across the industry that support for a number of key renewab...

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