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HPM October 2012

NEWSDESK WWW.HPMMAG.COM Got a story? Ring us on 01732 748041 or e-mail twood@unity-media.com Summer 2013 start? bio-liquids snubbedOFTEC concern as Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheduled that bio-liquids will not beThe government announcement included in the proposed Three consultation documents technology and based on deemed • The inclusion of heating only Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which outline the government’s heat usage air-to-air heat pumps, with a will ensure many off-gas homes plans for both the domestic and • Tariff levels will be set to provide proposed tariff of 0.97p/kWh for continue to have very large carbon commercial Renewable Heat a better return for householders all sizes of installation dioxide footprints, warns OFTEC. Incentive (RHI) schemes have been living off the gas grid • The inclusion of air-to-water heat It claims the omission of published • Minimum energy efficiency pumps with a proposed tariff of bio-liquids means that homes in They show that the domestic RHI requirements based on Green 1.7p/kWh for all sizes of rural areas will have very little is scheduled to begin in summer Deal assessments. installation incentive to switch to renewable 2013. Managed by OFGEM it is The closing date for the • The inclusion of biomass direct fuels. The U-turn comes after the aimed at any householder looking consultation is December 7, 2012. air heaters with a proposed tariff government accepted B30K - a to replace their current heating Energy and Climate Change of 2.1p/kWh under 1MW and blend of biofuel and kerosene - as a with renewable heating products, Minister, Greg Barker, said: “Our 1p/kWh over 1MW potential candidate for RHI support or householders who have fitted proposals aim to encourage even • The extension of biogas in 2010 because it has the potential any such technology since July 15, more uptake of clean green heating combustion tariffs to to cut carbon emissions by 28%. 2009. in industry and in our businesses. installations over 200kW But now ministers say they will only The intention is that We have also set out our views on • The introduction of a specific give RHI support to biomass boilers, householders will get paid for the long-term support for those who tariff for heat from biomass CHP air or ground source heat pumps heat expected to be produced by invest in low carbon kit in their of a proposed 4.1pkWh and solar thermal technologies. their installed technology. homes and we look forward to • The introduction of a bioliquid OFTEC director general, Jeremy Key proposals for the domestic hearing your thoughts.” CHP tariff of 4.1p/kWh Hawksley, said: "We're very scheme are: The government also has changes • An increased tariff for deep disappointed at this decision and • Indicative tariff ranges for air planned for the commercial, geothermal installations from will continue to argue forcefully source heat pumps (6.9- industrial and community RHI 3.4 p/kWh to 5p/kWh during the consultation period for 11.5p/kWh), biomass boilers scheme, details of which outlined • Minimum energy efficiency bio-liquids to have RHI support.” (5.2-8.7p/kWh), ground source in the two other consultation requirements for district heating, heat pumps (12.5-17.3p/kWh) documents. commercial and industrial space and solar thermal technologies The first looks at the broader and water heating VERIFIED* (17.3p/kWh). These will be expansion of the scheme and also • The continuation of exclusion of HPM’s individual reader available to installations that are closes on December 7. reversible air-to-air heat pumps enquiries has now hit 500,000 Microgeneration Certification The second focuses on air to from the scheme. from buyers and installers of Scheme certified and meet water heat pumps and energy from The government is asking your products and services relevant required standards waste, and closes on October 18, industry stakeholders to give their *source: HPM consolidated • Payments for householders over 2012. opinions on the plans. individual reader enquiries stats seven years for each kWh of heat Key proposals to expand the This can be done at: analysis - March 2012 produced for the expected scheme and to encourage take-up www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/ lifetime of the renewable include: consultations/rhi_domestic. 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