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Domestic RHI delayed again

Published by NickSted on 26 March 2013

A press release from DECC today (26th Mar 2013) has announced that the implementation of the domestic RHI scheme will be delayed until Spring 2014.  This is very disappointing for all those installing, or who have already installed, solar hot water panels, biomass boilers or heat pumps.

This is the second delay in the scheme as it was originally for implementation in Oct 2012.  It is currently undergoing a consultation period and this week is being discussed in a Parliamentary Committee.

The domestic sector accounts for the bulk of CO2 emissions so it is highly unlikely that the Government's own targets (reduction by 26% of 1990 levels by 2020) will be met.

Nick Stedman