Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scrapped in Northern Ireland

Elmhurst Energy are disappointed to hear the latest news that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Policy has been scrapped in Northern Ireland.

The policy was unexpectedly shut earlier this month, but the Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell subsequently stated that it will stay open until the 29th February 2016. According to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment there was a £30million shortfall in the scheme, following a surge in applications.

RHI was open to businesses and homeowners in Northern Ireland and provided a subsidy to produce heat from renewable sources.

Elmhurst are looking forward to the Bonfield Review in the UK to come back with some positive news in terms of Energy Efficiency strategies. The current policies have been ripped apart over recent months. This again highlights that the country needs a long term strategy for tackling our energy shortfalls, not short term measures that come and go!

For more information: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/enterprise-minister-jonathan-bell-under-fire-as-heating-scheme-is-closed-34455842.html

and

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35531434

Stuart Fairlie – Head of Technical, Elmhurst Energy

 

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