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George dashes a whole industry’s hopes

Our whole industry has been waiting for some news today so we know what the future of heat pumps will be. All everyone has been talking about for the last 6 months has been RHI.

George announced that RHI will go ahead, that’s all, nothing else. So I rang DECC and asked for the details. The man who actually runs this project told me the following:

  • RHI is happening,
  • It’s worth £850 Million.
  • Launch date is now June 2011, back from April 2011
  • It’s not clear what technologies are covered
  • It’s not clear how you will claim
  • It’s not clear what value the RHI will be to the end user

Nothing has been decided yet they are still working on it, all that is certain is that something is happening. More details will follow by the end of the year, maybe…

What have these people been doing? I’m gutted we’ve been gearing up for today waiting for the big announcement; this would never have happened if Tony was in no 10.

Graham Hendra is a heat pump consultant

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