UK to launch world’s first Renewable Heat Incentive

ClickGreen.org.uk have reported that Businesses and communities across Britain will be able to apply for a heat tariff payment, triggering a new era of clean green heat technology, announced by Energy Minister Greg Barker on Friday.

You can read their full article here:
http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/national-news/122842-uk-to-launch-world%5Cs-first-renewable-heat-incentive-on-monday.html

They go on to report that the world’s first Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be open to applicants from Monday 28 November, providing payments for heat generated from renewable technologies including biomass boilers, solar thermal equipment and heat pumps installed since 15 July 2009.

Recipients will be paid up to 7.9p per kWh for biomass boilers, 8.5p per kWh for solar thermal and up to 4.5p per kWh for heat pumps.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “The RHI will usher in a new era in clean green heat technology. It’s a world first and has the potential to put the UK at the forefront of a vibrant new green technology sector.

This is great news but does highlight the madness of the recent decision to drastically cut the Feed-in Tariff subsidy for solar PV. Whilst appreciating that there has been a small reduction in the cost of solar PV equipment purchase, the immense reduction in the subsidy does nothing to encourage the uptake of Green Energy initiatives.

Another ClickGreen.org.uk article has listed the names of MP’s who voted against a motion to delay the reduction in the Fee-in-Tarrif, which you can view here:
http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/events/events/122838-check-if-your-mp-voted-in-favour-of-cutting-the-feed-in-tariff-in-today%5Cs-commons%5C-debate.html

We were distinctly unimpressed to see our local MP had voted against the motion.

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