Renewable Heat Incentive gets the green light from Barker
- Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:29
- Posted by Scott Buckler
The government's £860m Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme has been granted state aid approval by the EU and is set to be launched at the end of November
Speaking via Twitter today, Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker confirmed the scheme which will see generators of renewable energy receive a payment for the heat they generate.
The EU has now approved the scheme, although negotiations with Brussels mean the tariff for installations with over 1MW of capacity will fall from the 2.7p per kilowatt hour (kWh) agreed in March and approved by Parliament in July, to just 1p/kWh.