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  • The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that it is considering increasing the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff paid on ground source heat pumps. Following industry evidence showing that the uptake of ground source heat pumps has been low since the RHI scheme launched in November 2011, DECC is looking at how it can update the current tariffs to offer a bigger incentive for those adopting an installation. Read More...
  • The government is backing a new UK solar energy research facility, which will aim to create a hub of solar energy expertise. The National Solar Centre will open in April this year, and will be run by the Building Research Establishment (BRE). In light of the UK's target of 22 GW of solar installation capacity by 2020, the centre aims to enable the solar industry to reach its highest performance potential, through work such as optimising long-term solar performance, creating best quality assurance, and providing design advice, product knowledge and technical standards. Read More...
  • The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released a further Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation on 20th July 2012: 'Renewable Heat Incentive: providing certainty and improving performance'. It is important to note that at this stage, it is only a consultation, so its proposals are not yet law. Read More...
  • The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced how it will control expenditure on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) — the subsidy on the production of heat from renewable sources. If, in any financial year, the RHI reaches 97% of its allocated budget, the scheme will be suspended — i. Read More...