Domestic RHI heats up as government finally responds to consultation
Following an extensive consultation on how financial incentives would be best suited to drive uptake of renewable heat technologies in homes, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that it intends to expand the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to homeowners, private and social landlords, third-party owners of heating systems and people who build their own homes.
The domestic RHI, which will replace DECC’s interim Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP), is targeted at, but not limited to, homes that are off the gas grid. The tariffs are designed to compensate for the difference between the cost of installing and operating renewable heating systems and fossil fuel systems (the fossil fuel costs being those of households off the gas grid), including non-financial costs such as disruption, on the basis of 20 years of heat produced.
The eligible heating technologies are: biomass-only boilers; biomass pellet stoves with back boilers; air-to-water, ground- and water-source heat pumps; and flat plate and evacuated tube solar thermal panels…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Walker Morris briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Walker Morris
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Walker Morris
The well-known US TV series Glee has been on the wrong end of a High Court trademark infringement action.
Cosmetics manufacturer Lush has successfully claimed against the online retailer Amazon for trademark infringement.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.
New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents