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. Of course if as reported by CIBSE, boilers are frequently operating well below optimum efficiency, emissions will be higher still.