REA & WHA response to BEIS consultation on Renewable Heat Incentive: Biomass Combustion in Urban Areas

2018-03-02_11h58_17The REA and WHA have responded to the BEIS Consultation which proposes to ban biomass combustion in urban areas. Namely, we argue that the proposals will needlessly limit options for the decarbonisation of heat, especially in larger public and private sector buildings, whilst negatively affecting the Government’s ability to meet its decarbonisation targets. Instead, the REA and WHA recommend that the Government focus on raising emission standards, mandating maintenance checks for RHI-accredited systems alongside promoting and enforcing existing air quality regulations.

You can read the full consultation response by clicking this link: 181127 REA_WHA Consultation Response to Renewable Heat Incentive biomass combustion in urban areas FINAL