A week ago I received a phone call from an installer. He had been tipped off from an industry big wig that Renewable Heat Incentives (RHI) weren’t happening for at least two years.
However, I have lost no sleep over this revelation, dismissing it as little more than hearsay. If the Department of Energy and Climate Change doesn’t know what’s happening about RHIs, what chance has a clairvoyant Scotsman?
Like everyone else in the industry, I am yearning for info on RHIs as soon as possible, so today I was thrilled to hear that the draft amending Renewables Obligation Order 2011 has been published.
This riveting read states the following:
“This consultation document is also being used to issue calls for evidence on, how to support Combined Heat and Power stations in light of any future policies the Government may introduce to support renewable heat (responses to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation are still being considered and Government will set out detailed options on how it proposes to take forward action on renewable heat through the Spending Review. However, in order to meet the legislative timetable to make changes to the RO we need to consult ahead of deciding how to take forward action on renewable heat)
So at least they are still considering RHI, which means there is a glimmer of hope for us all.
Roll on the 24 October.
Graham Hendra is a heat pump consultant