27 Mar '13, 8pm

DECC to *increase* tariff 4for biomass in RHI? - great way to undermine efficiency

DECC to *increase* tariff 4for biomass in RHI? - great way to undermine efficiency

Because biomass combustion emissions are ignored, stakeholders are lulled into complacency about emissions and energy use. When a biomass boiler is specified to meet a carbon target, attention tends to be diverted from fabric efficiency, because the design team (and client) may believe “the heat is all zero carbon anyway”. The unintended result is that CO2 emissions are the same as or higher than a conventional building, when they could have been greatly reduced by optimising energy demand.[8] Of course if as reported by CIBSE, boilers are frequently operating well below optimum efficiency, emissions will be higher still.

Full article: http://www.aecb.net/biomass-heat-facing-the-carbon-realit...

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RHI delayed again - scheme to start in spring 2014

businessgreen.com 26 Mar '13, 3pm

A programme offering payments to householders who install renewable heat technologies will be pushed back until spring 201...

Maine Introduces Feed-in Tariff Legislation

Maine Introduces Feed-in Tariff Legislation

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Mar '13, 2pm

Introduced by Senator Chris Johnson (D) and co-sponsored by Senator Jim Boyle (D) sponsors of the bill included three othe...

Government publishes Heat Strategy and provides update on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for homes:

Government publishes Heat Strategy and provides...

ukgbc.org 26 Mar '13, 1pm

The Strategy looks at the potential to cut emissions from heat across the whole UK economy and focuses on key actions to d...