DECC remains on course to launch the Renewable Heat Incentive next Spring

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced that they would halt the 240-turbine Atlantic Array project due to “technological challenges and market conditions.” While environmental groups celebrated, concerns have been raised that the decision is the result of speculation that the UK government is reviewing its Green policies.

However, a significant piece of forthcoming legislation indicates it isn’t all gloom for Renewable Energy as the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) remains on course to launch the Renewable Heat Incentive next Spring, meaning people will still be able to drastically reduce their heating bills whilst earning money from the clean energy they produce via products such as ground and air source heat pumps.

Mr Andrew Sheldon Founder and Managing Director of Ice Energy Technologies welcomes the launch of the RHI and sees it as a vital piece of legislation if the UK is to meet its carbon reduction targets.

“Ice Energy was created in 2000 with a vision to help customers break free from the economic shackles of energy demands by adopting renewable energy heating systems such as ground and air source heat pumps” explains Mr. Sheldon.

“Renewable energy is the solution for continued rising energy prices and is a proven, safer, cleaner and truly viable alternative to dwindling fossil fuel supplies. The RHI will not only benefit consumers by reducing running costs and allowing them to benefit from significant additional annual income over the next 7 years, it will also see a substantial reduction in UK CO2 emissions which is one of the primary aims of the legislation”.