REA comments on RHI announcement
Frank Gordon, Head of Policy at the REA said:
“Overall, these are mixed announcements for the renewable heat industry. On the one hand, they have provided much welcomed clarity on the completion of projects currently underway, the prospect of new projects and the Government’s commitment to green gas. This is a step in the right direction for the sector, providing the certainty needed to increase investor confidence and deploy renewable heat technology.
“On the other hand, it is disappointing to see the lack of extension for new Non-Domestic RHI projects and the implications the cap on the future grant scheme will have. Both of which could result in business’s being unable to finish their projects or continue to operate at a time when the industry needs to be bolstered to achieve our legally binding Net Zero targets.
“Going forward, if we are to decarbonise heat in line with the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations, the Government must ensure that all renewable heat technologies and projects have a fair route to market.”
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Notes to editors
- The RHI announcements can be found here.
- The deadline for new Non-Domestic RHI projects has not been extended unless they have already been processed.
- The future grant scheme is only for 45kw or below excluding commercial and industrial biomass projects.
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The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.
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