Posts tagged with ‘RHI’

  • HPA welcomes revised RHI regulations

    By Debbie Eales on September 14, 2017
    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has responded to the long-awaited government reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), first announced on 16th December 2016. While the unexpected laying of part of the RHI Reform package may have caught many by surprise (in that it arrived a little earlier than expected), Mike Nankivell, President of the HPA, has welcomed it, saying: […]
  • Changes to the RHI contained in Statutory Instrument 857

    By Debbie Eales on September 1, 2017
    by Simon Lomax, Managing Director, Kensa Heat Pumps On 30th August, Government surprised industry by publishing Statutory Instrument (SI) 2017 857 which makes clear select changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will come into force on 20th September 2017. The most critical change is the introduction of ‘caps’ (Regulation 15) which will limit tariff payments for ground source heat […]
  • HPA announces support for new RHI scheme reforms

    By Debbie Eales on December 15, 2016
    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) broadly welcomes the December 14th release of the Government’s intended reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in Spring 2017. Mike Nankivell, President of the HPA, said: “Considering there was a genuine risk to the continuance of the RHI scheme due to Brexit, Government changes and the state of the economy, this has to […]
  • £862k boost for livestock auctioneer in renewables overhaul

    By Debbie Eales on October 31, 2016
    Northumberland auction house, Hexham and Northern Marts, is set to make a 236% return on investment – reaping an estimated £862,000 in energy savings and commercial RHI payments over the next 20 years – after installing solar PV panels and a NIBE ground source heat pump system. The auctioneer, which specialises in livestock, wanted to replace its old gas-fired heating […]
  • Welcome news on RHI funding – Heat Pump Association

    By Debbie Eales on November 30, 2015
    Following the Chancellor’s comprehensive Autumn spending review, the Heat Pump Association has welcomed the news that the government remains committed to RHI funding and that this will rise to £1.15bn in 2021. It was stressed, however, that this is not new money and in fact spending on the RHI will be less than originally forecast, so there remain some questions […]
  • Government’s 2050 Heat Strategy is ‘unrealistic’, say industry leaders

    By Debbie Eales on July 20, 2015
    Almost three quarters of heating industry professionals think the government’s Heat Strategy is unrealistic and will fall far short of its target to achieve an 80% reduction in UK carbon emissions from 1990 levels by 2050, according to the results of a poll held at OFTEC’s annual conference last month. The survey of more than 50 industry leaders, manufacturers and […]
  • New carbon reduction policy needed as latest RHI take up figures emphasise scheme’s failings

    By Debbie Eales on May 28, 2015
    In its first year of operation, the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme has failed to attract sufficient support, barely achieving in a whole year the number of installations required each month for the Department of Energy and Climate Change to meet its ambitious 2020 carbon reduction targets, says OFTEC. Latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change […]
  • New higher rate of RHI encourages use of biomass energy centres

    By Debbie Eales on November 11, 2014
    Biomass heating is an increasingly popular choice for organisations working towards a low-carbon future, as it qualifies under the Government’s renewable heat incentive (RHI). Industry experts, however, say the latest increase in the RHI tariff from one pence per kilowatt of heat produced (p/kWh) to two p/kWh for commercial biomass boilers exceeding 1 MW will lead to a rise in […]
  • Dimplex Renewables reacts to changes to non-domestic RHI scheme

    By Debbie Eales on May 29, 2014
    Changes to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have come into effect this week after parliamentary approval. Following a long period of consultation with the industry, DECC has confirmed that air to water heat pumps will finally be included in the scheme, which provides guaranteed payments over a 20 year period for eligible installations for renewable heat generated by organisations […]