DECC lowers proposed heat pump subsidies

The energy and climate department says it made a mistake when calculating subsidies for the renewable heat incentive

Homeowners who install ground-source heat pumps will receive less subsidy than originally proposed under the government’s forthcoming domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI).

In September, the energy and climate change department (DECC) issued a consultation on the domestic RHI (ENDS Report, October 2012). This will pay the owners of renewables, such as heat pumps, a tariff per kilowatt-hour of heat generated.

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