Switch to renewables now to avoid uncertainty

With RHI scheme changes due to be announced in the spring we know there are changes afoot which will impact on the amount anyone can receive in RHI payments, so we'd advise anyone considering a move to renewable energy heating to act now to avoid missing out.

Two good reasons for switching to renewables now

Amid all the uncertainty caused by the referendum result, the change of leadership and governmental department changes, there are two really good reasons for considering a switch to renewables right now.

VAT good news on renewables?

Looks like there's good news on the VAT front with a Labour-backed amendment to the Finance Bill, which could safeguard the special 5% VAT rate on renewable energy heating systems.

Increased VAT on renewables is coming

Sadly the game will soon be over for Special Rate VAT on domestic renewable energy heating installations, but there may yet be some exceptions, which could make at least some people happy.

RHI tariff latest

There are winners and losers, but probably no surprises as DECC make announcements this week about RHI tariff changes coming into effect on January 1st 2016.

Is time running out for RHI?

With government spending on the Renewable Heat Incentive only committed until April 2016, and its future plans for RHI or alternative green incentives uncertain, the time to act is now.

Question of the week: Is ground source heating the same as geothermal heating?

This is the first in a series of updates we will post in response to questions asked by our customers or prospects visiting our showroom.

Reduced rate VAT on renewables questioned

The attractive 5% VAT rate on domestic renewable energy heating installations could be under threat thanks to the pronouncement from The European Court of Justice that this reduced rate VAT is illegal.

Latest biomass RHI tariff announcements

Friday 29th June saw DECC announce further tariff degressions for both domestic and non-domestic small biomass under their respective Renewable Heat Incentive schemes. Does this latest drop sound the death knell for biomass?

Top tips for running your renewables

Our observations on 'What every reputable biomass installer should be telling their customers' was posted in the Environment section of the Business Daily online this week.

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