industry view

Is the RHI destined to fail?

Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs at EUA, believes that the RHI is doomed to fail, unless radically reformed. A new report – RHI: A Smarter Approach – that has been published to coincide with DECC’s RHI Consultation, concludes that the proposed RHI policy will not deliver a significant change to the UK heating market […]

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Smart meter delay is disappointing

The delay in starting the smart meter universal roll-out is disappointing but not unexpected, says Mike Foster – Chief Executive of Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA). The recent report by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee suggests that the delay is in part due to technical problems with multiple occupancy and tall […]

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Don't be swayed by high price tag of premium boilers

Louis Pickersgill of Ravenheat is urging householders, specifiers and installers not to be swayed by the high price tag of so called ‘premium boilers’. Premium boilers of some brands tend to command high prices and many people can be misled into thinking that only these boilers provide the ultimate solution. This is not the case, […]

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RHI no good for installers – Industry view

Chris Flaherty, Director of Vietec Heating, provides an installer’s viewpoint of the success and failings of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). In my opinion, the Government’s RHI scheme is not misunderstood – it is bureaucratic and expensive for installers, with no real return on the investment. The scheme has been dreamt up by Government and […]

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Modern technology can make installers' lives a whole lot easier

Steve Horrocks, Technical Director of Stroma Certification, believes that software holds the key to boosting the installer industry. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) and the newly-announced renewable electricity proposals are great news for installers who have been crying out for something to unlock the hesitancy that has been […]

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