Microrenewables grant scheme set for shortfall

The government’s flagship scheme to promote microrenewables has come in for criticism again, after the government confirmed a major plank would close in May. On current rates of take-up, the scheme will close 25% short of budget.

Microrenewables firms have reacted with disappointment after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced it would not extend the life of its flagship grants scheme - in spite of an expected large surplus of funds.

The low-carbon buildings programme (LCBP), which supports the uptake of small scale renewable energy sources, has been dogged by problems since its launch (ENDS Reports 397, p 7

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