Large homes force cut in biomass tariffs

DECC has cut RHI tariffs for domestic biomass boilers due to rapid uptake by a few large projects, with negative consequences for smaller homes

Biomass boilers have been popular with large households (photograph: Mark Boulton/Alamy)Large, energy-hungry homes fitting biomass boilers have been widely blamed for provoking a 20% cut in payments for the technology under the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

The domestic RHI scheme provides incentive payments for heat generated from eligible sources within single Green Deal-assessed homes over seven years, including air- and ground-source heat pumps, biomass boilers and biomass stoves with integrated boilers, and solar thermal panels.

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