Posted: 27 March, 2012. Written by REA News
Renewable Energy Association
27th March 2012
DECC’s consultation on interim RHI cost control “unnecessary and unhelpful”
REA  Chief Executive Gaynor Hartnell responds to DECC’s RHI update 
“To launch an official consultation on bringing the shutters down, having only just fired the starting gun on the RHI, is premature to say the least.
“The renewable heat market isn't going to flare up like solar did. If anything were concerned about an underspend.
“We’re totally supportive of getting effective cost control measures in place. Done properly this will be reassuring to the industry.
“In our opinion this consultation on interim cost control is unnecessary and unhelpful, but it’s certainly not a reason for lenders to become alarmed - particularly as Government intends to remove this power when longer-term control measures are in place.”
For further information or to request an interview, please contact:
REA Press Office: +44 (0)2079 810 856
Name: Gaynor Hartnell
Title: Chief Executive, REA
Tel: +44 (0)7870 629 575
Name: Paul Thompson
Title: Head of Policy, REA
Tel: +44 (0)7980 264 580
1. The Renewable Energy Association represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable energy in the UK across power, heat, transport and renewable gas. It is the largest renewable trade association in the UK, with 960 members, ranging from major multinationals to sole traders. www.r-e-a.net
2. View the DECC press release here: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_029/pn12_029.aspx
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