WHA and REA response to BEIS RHI Consultation – Biomass Combustion in Urban Areas

The REA and WHA have responded to BEIS Consultation which proposes to ban biomass combustion in urban areas. Namely, we argue that the proposals will needlessly limit options for the decarbonisation of heat, especially in larger public and private sector buildings, whilst negatively affecting the Government’s ability to meet its decarbonisation targets. Instead, the REA and WHA recommend that the Government focus on raising emission standards, mandating maintenance checks for RHI-accredited systems alongside promoting and enforcing existing air quality regulations.

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