It’s been talked about for several years now but it appears that there will be a firm announcement about the launch of a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in Ireland – soon. That’s the news from this weeks Energy in Agriculture conference and trade fair that took place at Gurteen College in Tipperary. We were there to talk about the UK perspective on biomass sustainability and plug our compliance scheme the Sustainable Fuel Register (SFR).
The Renewable Heat Incentive reforms that were originally laid before parliament and then withdrawn in mid-March have not yet been re-laid and latest news suggests that this may not be until after the summer recess.
So far, it’s shaping up to be an unpredictable summer. The political landscape has altered somewhat from what we have been used to, the weather can’t seem to make up its mind what to do, the grid electricity carbon emissions have fallen to their lowest ever level and on top of all this off, we still don’t know when the RHI regulation reforms will be made law.