20 Sep '12, 12pm

Renewable Heat Incentive set to fire up domestic market

The government has today launched long-awaited plans to offer financial incentives to homeowners installing renewable heat technologies, such as biomass boilers and solar thermal panels. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker also published proposals to expand the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme for commercial properties to include air source heat pumps for the first time. FURTHER READING Smart meter rollout to save UK £14bn by 2030 Government touts million pound boost for 'closed-loop economy' "We need to revolutionise the way we heat our homes and businesses and move away from expensive fossil fuels, not only to cut carbon but to help meet our renewables targets and save money on bills," Barker said. "Our proposals aim to encourage even more uptake of clean green heating in industry and in our businesses. We have also set out our views on long-term support for those w...

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