UK Government confirms way forward on renewable heat scheme improvements

(LEXEGESE) - A long term plan to ensure the UK government’s renewable heat scheme for commercial, industrial and community organisations has been set out on 27 February 2013 by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). DECC is also announcing a number of improvements to the scheme following consultation in July last year. The main updates to the non domestic RHI are outlined below: Budget management There is a fixed annual budget for each year of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The UK government considers it essential that appropriate controls are in place to ensure the scheme remains financially sustainable and offers good value for money for the tax payer. DECC intends to introduce a degression based approach similar to the regime adopted for the Feed-in Tariffs scheme. This shall involve tariffs available to new applicants being gradually reduced if uptake of the technologies supported under the RHI is greater than forecast. This will be done by monitoring uptake on a quarterly basis against a series of ‘triggers’. Monthly updates on progress towards triggers will be published online and one month’s notice will be given before any reductions are made to the tariffs for new applicants ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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