Energy Advice Tool,Renewable Energy,Renewable Heat Incentive
ACE Research, in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust and Solstice Associates developed a Renewable Heat Incentive calculator for DECC and the Scottish Government. The tool was designed to provide a reliable estimate of the domestic RHI payments for biomass systems, ground and air source heat pumps and solar thermal systems.
DECC,Heating,Renewable Heat Incentive
Renewable Heat Incentive,Windows
However well-intentioned the RHI may be it overlooks one crucial element – there is no incentive to turn off the heat or make sure heat is not escaping through leaky, old windows
Next April, the new Renewable Heat Incentive begins. As currently proposed, it will expand twelve-fold during the decade the amount of heat generated from renewable sources. But as currently proposed, it will simultaneously also cause untold damage to the drive to the policy to improve the overall efficiency of our building stock.
The scheme will guarantee payments for up to 23 years for those who install technologies such as ground or air-source heat pumps, biomass boilers, or bio-methane or bio-diesel projects.
The sums involved are huge. According to the published cost-benefit analysis, the cumulative gross resource costs of all these payments. It is hoped that the scheme will help deliver 17m tonnes of carbon dioxide savings by 2020, though 2m of these are already accounted for by the European emissions trading scheme. Around 85 per cent of the 73 terawatt hours of savings anticipated will be from non-residential buildings. Conversely of the 1.87m installations, some 1.72m – or 1 in 14 -households will participate; just 144,000 installations will be made in the commercial and public sector.may reach £26.7bn. Officials are quoting publicly even higher figures,of £36bn.