Medium sized biomass RHI tariffs reduce

The Department of BEIS has just announced RHI degressions, effective from 1st July 2017, for biomass, biomethane and biogas.

As expected, the tariff for medium sized biomass has been reduced by 10%. The forecast shows that this technology has exceeded its budget and, as the whole scheme is already over budget, a 10% reduction has been applied.

There are also tariff reductions for small biomass (5%) and for biogas and biomethane:

 

Not all biomass fuel is wood

It is difficult to read anything about renewable heat without seeing the word ‘biomass’ inextricably linked with wood. In fact, they are often used interchangeably:  “I have a biomass boiler”, “oh, so you heat with wood” etc. The definition of biomass encompasses sources of fuel that are much greater than simple parlance suggests.

Medium biomass RHI degressions highly likely

BEIS has confirmed that the RHI regulatory reforms were not laid before Parliament and that the scheme will continue in its current form for now. This means that the 1st July 2017 degression assessment will be based on the January 2017 budget figures.

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