Renewable energy industry welcomes UK heat scheme

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The renewable energy industry has welcomed the government’s scheme to subsidise renewable heat production, which opens today.

The world’s first Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides payments for heat generated from renewable technologies, including biomass boilers, solar thermal equipment and heat pumps installed since 15 July 2009.

‘This is excellent and very long-awaited news,’ said Gaynor Hartnell, chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association. ‘It’s high time UK started benefiting from a major roll-out of some of the cheapest forms of renewable energy.
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