The Energy and Environment Expo, which runs from 17-19 June, will advise attendees on how to get to grips with initiatives like the RHI.

The newly-launched domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is already driving interest among those in the heating and ventilation arena.

Yet, amid reports of rising numbers of applications to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme and widespread discussions of the commercial opportunities available to installers, this much-delayed scheme still remains poorly understood by the industry at large.

For this reason, the Energy and Environment Expo is offering the chance for heating and ventilation engineers and HVAC consultants to hear from industry experts.

The free-to-attend exhibition, which runs from 17–19 June 2014 at ExCeL London, will be hosting the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s RHI Roadshow event.  [More...]

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has launched, giving you the chance to receive payments from the government for generating your own renewable heat.

The RHI scheme pays quarterly for seven years. The amount of money received will depend on which renewable heat technology you install, and how much renewable heat it produces.

The scheme is primarily targeted at, but not limited to, households off the gas grid. It typically costs more to heat homes that don't use gas.

Read the Which? RHI guide to find out more details about the scheme, how much you could make, how to find out if you’re eligible and how to go about applying. [More...]

The heat is on for renewables. The government will now pay you for installing a renewable heating system in your home. How does that work? The government has just launched the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, a financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat in homes. The scheme is open to owners, tenants, private and registered social landlords and even self-builders. Only housebuilders installing renewable heating systems in new-build homes are excluded.

What type of system can I install? Four types of renewable heating system are eligible: biomass boilers and biomass pellet stoves; air source heat pumps; ground source heat pumps; and solar thermal panels. You must choose a product from an approved list. [More...]

Financial incentives for homeowners off the gas grid to switch to technologies such as biomass boilers. Homeowners relying on expensive, dirty oil for heating will be offered payments of thousands of pounds from Wednesday to switch to renewable energy alternatives in a government drive to cut carbon emissions from heat. [More...]

The domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) was launched this week nationwide, covering heat generated through biomass, heat pumps and thermal panels.

Tariffs of between 7.3p and 19.2p per killowatt-hour will be paid by the government to those registered to the scheme, and Ms Munt has backed the idea for those locally.

She said: “Many people in rural Somerset are either stuck with expensive oil or LPG, or are trying to switch to greener ways of heating their homes and water.

“Not only will people have warmer homes and cheaper fuel bills, but also they will reduce their impact on the environment, and get cash payments for installing new low-carbon techonologies.” [More...]