• Updates following RHI consultation

    February 01 2018

    It has been quiet for a while now in terms of the changes Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. We had been keeping you up-to-date with the proposed reforms when we last discussed changes to the RHI, RHI reforms and the new RHI regulations laid in Parliament. If you,

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  • 2017 dubbed ‘greenest ever’ for electricity

    January 03 2018

    Came across some very good statistics today! According to Carbon Brief, more than half of the electricity in the UK came from low-carbon sources for the first time in 2017. This is an amazing milestone on all counts. This basically means that more electricity was generated in 2017 between nuclear and renewables

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  • A chilled out Christmas party

    December 21 2017

    Well, well, well... It's December, Christmas is nearing and we're all like overgrown children bursting with excitement. Yes, we're excited about Christmas and Santa, but we were bouncing off walls with excitement about our Christmas party!  We all love a surprise and if you recall, every

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  • No RHI degression on January 1, 2018

    December 01 2017

    According to the Department for Business, Energy & industrial Strategy (BEIS), the total forecast expenditure as at October 31, 2017 was £697 million. This represents the amount of tariff payments the BEIS anticipate it is committed to, based on application data up to October 31, 2017. Although the figure of £697 million is below

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  • Government’s support for green energy

    November 06 2017

    There was an announcement last month by the government to allocate a £557m budget for future Contracts for Difference Auctions ahead of the Clean Growth Pan report. The budget focuses on "less established" technologies such as offshore wind, energy from waste, marine and biomass CHP. This wave

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  • Special Commendations

    October 02 2017

    About a couple of months ago, we received the much anticipated call from the team at the National Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards saying that we were finalists in three entries - RHI Installer of the Year and twice for Large Scale Project of the Year. Needless to say

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  • New RHI regulations laid in Parliament

    September 01 2017

    We have been keeping you informed about the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms when we last discussed the changes to the RHI and RHI reforms. We imagine you must be on the edge waiting for some more updates on the proposal. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is

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  • Forecasted RHI degression

    August 01 2017

    It didn't feel too long ago we were keeping you informed on the latest Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs, degression news and updating all our RHI calculators with the new tariffs and yet, here we are again. Before you panic, this is merely a forecast from the Wood

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  • Are you burning the right wood?

    July 21 2017

    Wood is one of the oldest fuel sources known to man. Its use is undergoing something of a renaissance, with ever greater awareness of the need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels in favour of renewable alternatives, as an important element of tackling climate change. While

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  • Making sense of ESOS, Brexit and EU Law

    July 05 2017

    Since we first discussed the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), a lot has changed in the political climate that may or may not have fundamentally changed the impact and implications of energy-related targets set by the EU. As ESOS stems from the EU's Energy Efficiency Directive, businesses are left

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  • Support slashed for small-scale electricity generators

    June 26 2017

    It has been confirmed that energy regulator, Ofgem, will cut payments made to small-scale electricity generators. The original consultation in spring proposed reducing the benefit to around £2/kw. However, it has been announced that the main rate (TDR) payment will be cut from £45/kw to between £3/kw

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  • No renegotiations on Paris Climate Agreement

    June 15 2017

    It was announced yesterday that the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker will not renegotiate the Paris climate agreement amidst US President Trump's claim that the agreement could be amended and made more palatable to the US. It was only earlier this month that Mr Trump stated that

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  • RHI Reforms

    June 14 2017

    Now that the election has come and gone, some of us are still in limbo on a whole host of subjects including the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Prior to the election, BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) was forced to withdraw the RHI regulations that will see

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  • Changes to RHI

    June 01 2017

    In response to the March 2016 consultation to reform the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme in its current form, the BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) published a response on December 14, 2016 which included changes to the tariffs and conditions of both the domestic and non-domestic RHI schemes. It

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  • RHI Update

    May 10 2017

    The Renewable Energy Association (REA) updated its members yesterday with news of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). According to the REA, the total forecast expenditure as at March 31, 2017 was £643.9m. This represents the amount of tariff payments the association anticipates it is committed to, based on application data up

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