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Great Britain: Rumours of Closing down Renewable Heat Incentives

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 10, 2016
GreenshopSince the win at the general election May 2015, the UK Conservative Party has made significant changes to policies that were related to energy and environment protection. These include the currently in parliament discussed reduction of subsidies for wind and solar PV with the Feed-In tariffs and the reduction of the renewable quote for electricity suppliers, that are stipulated to source an increasing proportion of electricity from renewable sources. Also the climate change levy (CCL) exemption from renewable electricity schemes has been removed and the Green Deal and ‘zero carbon’ homes initiatives have been abandoned. These cuts were justified by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) who announced these would be “….Reducing energy bills for hard working British families and businesses and meeting climate goals in the most cost effective way ….. ” 
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Great Britain: Insolvency of Collector Manufacturer after the PV Crash

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 21, 2012

 Filsol Website ” Solar thermal companies in the UK are going through a difficult period, with some well-known solar thermal system providers no longer trading. One such company has been Filsol Ltd., a collector manufacturer founded in 1981. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with John Blower, who was the Managing Director of Filsol Limited but is now Managing Director of Mint Renewables. Blower was also a previous chairman of the UK Solar Trade Association (STA). The text above shows up on the former Filsol website pointing out that Tomorrow´s Energy bought some of the Filsol´s assets.
Source: http://www.tomorrowsenergy.co.uk/

Howard Johns Speaks About the UK Grant Schemes

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 20, 2012

In this interview, Howard Johns, from Southern Solar, speaks about the UK Solar Trade Association and the different grant schemes in the UK like the renewable heat incentive, the green deal, among other.

Please visit our YouTube Channel for more Solarthermalworld.org Interviews

Great Britain: Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) under Public Review

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 8, 2010

The UK Government is currently seeking views on the introduction of a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme to start in April 2011. Responses to the consultation are invited by Monday 26th April 2010. Details can be accessed here.

The key proposed aspects of the RHI are as follows:

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