National Audit Office questions value of green heat support scheme

‘High-value biomethane plants’ as well as some biomass-fired facilities could have ‘gamed’ the RHI scheme, according to the National Audit Office

buildings in a farmers field to illustrate RHI
Government lacks reliable estimates of payments to RHI participants who have not complied with rules, says NAO

The National Audit Office says the UK’s renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme has “not achieved value for money” and is open to abuse known as “gaming”.

The NAO said in a report published 23 February that the government did not have a “reliable estimate” of the amount it has overpaid to participants that have “not complied” with the RHI’s rules. 

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