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Renewable Heat Incentive degression
Early October 2015 saw the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff for small commercial biomass (up to 200kW) drop by 5% to just 4.18p. To date, the small biomass tariff dropped 53%, from the initial November 2011 tariff of 8.80p/kWh to the most recent tariff of 4.18p/kWh.Read more
Silvio Spiess, Founder and CEO of Innasol, a leading biomass business in the UK, said of the degression: “The implementation of further degression for the small biomass system is disappointing. The Renewable Heat Incentive has been the government’s strategy to encourage adoption of green, affordable renewable heating technology, and it has proven effective. However, the continuing low oil and gas prices are proving a significant barrier to uptake of renewable heating technology. As a result, the renewable heating industry requires further governmental commitment to achieve its goal: to take the UK closer to our renewable energy targets.
The consistent degression of biomass technologies by the government clearly demonstrates that there is significant appetite in the UK for renewable heating. The tariff for small commercial biomass has decreased once again today entirely due to consumer popularity. UK home and business owners are calling for affordable, clean energy. The government must listen.””
Contenders For BREEAM 2016 Awards Are Revealed
Some of the finest examples of sustainable buildings from across the world have been shortlisted for 2016 BREEAM awards. The winners will be announced at a celebration dinner at the London Marriot Hotel in Grosvenor Square on 8th March 2016. Drawn from highest scoring buildings last year – under the BREEAM schemes for assessing building sustainability – the shortlists include ground-breaking developments from the UK and across Europe Read more
Director of BREEAM Gavin Dunn said ‘This year we are celebrating 25 years of BREEAM so it’s great to see such a fantastic variety of innovative and inspirational buildings that demonstrate just how far developers and architects how come on the sustainability journey in that time. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of all the shortlisted teams at the awards dinner on 8th March.’