RHI is important for reducing carbon emissions

Published on Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:20
Posted by Scott Buckler

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has an important part to play in reducing the UK's carbon emissions, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has said


A spokesperson from the government department explained that the scheme could save an estimated 4.4 million tonnes of carbon every year between now and 2020.

She said that while it will incentivise homeowners to purchase renewable heating technology, the £860 million scheme "will support emerging technologies and businesses in the UK".

"[It] is expected to increase green capital investment by £7.5 billion up to 2020, [as well as] support 150,000 existing manufacturing, supply chain and installer jobs," she stressed.

The first phase of the RHI opened to consumers on August 1st with the Premium Payment scheme.

"Administered by the Energy Saving Trust, this voucher scheme is designed to help householders with the costs of installing green eco heaters and is specifically targeted at those who don't heat their homes with gas," DECC explained

Source: DECC

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