Community Energy Strategy launched

On 27th January, DECC launched the UK’s first ever Community Energy Strategy. The general response from experts and NGOs is positive and implementation is expected to lead to the growth of thousands of local community energy organisations. The Secretary of State has … Continued

Local Energy newsletter: Join our new, free public sector network; CRC registration deadline approaches; latest on changes to ECO and Green Deal

The first Local Energy newsletter of 2014 has just been published. You can read the newsletter in full here. To receive future copies direct to your inbox, please complete your details in the ‘Join our mailing list’ box on the … Continued

Renewable Heat Incentive applications open

The long-awaited Renewable Heat Incentive scheme opened for applications today after being postponed at the last minute in late September. The £860m subsidy scheme is predicted to result in 126,000 installations and save 43 million tonnes of carbon by 2020. … Continued

Precursor to the Renewable Heat Incentive sees uptake of air source heat pumps

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced on Friday 18 November that 24 social housing landlords have each secured up to £175,000 in the first phase of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to install green heating systems, with … Continued

Renewable Heat Incentive gets green light after drastic biomass subsidy cut

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme was given approval by the European Commission yesterday, and is due to be launched in November. The scheme had previously been delayed just hours before it was due to launch in September, as regulators … Continued

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Delayed For At Least Two Months

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced on Friday 30 September that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) subsidy scheme will be delayed for at least two months. This announcement came just hours before the scheme was due to … Continued