Energy

Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme – runs until 31 March 2012

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme launched by the government in August 2011 will run out by 31 March 2012. The scheme, which is open to home owners, is designed to encourage the take up of green heating technologies by providing funding. Anyone can apply for the £300 voucher towards solar thermal panels, but if you currently rely on oil, liquid gas, solid fuel or electricity then you can also apply for vouchers towards air, ground, or water source heat pumps (£850 – £1250) and biomass boilers (£950).

There are certain criteria that need to be met, such as ensuring you have already insulated your loft and cavity walls, where practical, but once you’ve ensured you can tick those boxes, you can fill out an application form online. If you would like more information you can visit the Energy Saving Trust website, or alternatively, you can talk to an advisor by calling for free on 0800 512 012.

300 YEARS of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
A short video about our energy history and the way ahead
Watch it on
http://www.youtube.com/user/postcarboninstitute

Community-scale renewable energy generation ‘vital’
Thursday 29 July 2010
Community-scale renewable energy generation is needed for the UK to meet its energy targets.
This is according to a recent report conducted by Friends of the Earth.

Feed-In Tariff Guide
which tells consumers and businesses all about the renewable energy tariffs – the Feed In Tariff (FIT) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). It describes what they are, how they work and how people could benefit.For more information and further thoughts on this, go to South East Transition Initiatives Network

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