Renewable Heat Incentive regulations approved by Parliament
added november 24th 2011
We received the following from the REA this morning - keeping everything crossed!
The RHI regulations have been debated and approved by both the House of Commons (21 November) and the House of Lords (22 November).
Some points of interest from the Minister’s (Greg Barker) contribution to the Commons debate:
- Highlighted the importance of bioenergy within the RHI - ‘bioenergy is central to our plans for meeting our renewables target, as it represents the most cost-effective way to increase renewable heat generation’
- The REA was quoted (based on thier press release when the reduction in the large-scale biomass tariff was announced) by the Opposition spokesperson
- The Government is reviewing the timetable for phase two and ‘will be able to confirm the exact timing early next year’
We hate to say this for fear of jinxing it, but the scheme has now received all the formal approval it needs and seems on course for starting at the end of November.
For more information;
Full transcript of House of Commons Debate; http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmgeneral/deleg2/111121/111121s01.htm
Full transcript of House of Lords Debate