The UK’s fastest growing modern wood heat industry

Wood Heat Association to boost representation of low carbon wood heating, supported by the Renewable Energy Association

The Renewable Energy Association (REA), the UK’s largest not-for-profit industry association for all renewable energy technologies, will today welcome the newly formed Wood Heat Association (WHA) as an affiliate trade association. The announcement will be made later this morning by REA Chief Executive Dr Nina Skorupska and the WHA’s Neil Harrison at the All-Energy Exhibition & Conference in Aberdeen [1].

Wood heat is the fastest growing source of low carbon heating for UK homes and businesses under the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Biomass accounts for 56% of investment and over 90% of energy generation under the scheme between 2010 and 2012, demonstrating its excellent value-for-money. The 700+ companies across the UK wood heat supply chain support approximately 13,500 jobs.

Read the full press release on the REA website