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10 December 2012
The UK Energy Research Centre has submitted a response to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s consultation on the Renewable Heat Initiative, commenting on proposals for schemes in both domestic and non-domestic settings.
The response, which has been put together on behalf of UKERC by Dr Nick Eyre of the University of Oxford, Robert Sansom of Imperial College London and Professor Nick Jenkins of Cardiff University, covers such issues as whether a tariff scheme is the most efficient way to drive down energy costs, whether there should be phasing or piloting of the scheme, whether or not second homes should be excluded from the scheme, whether or not solid wall insulation should be excluded from the energy efficiency requirements, whether the selection of eligible technologies is appropriate, or could be expanded to include others, for example air-to-air heat pumps, and the risk of switchback after the period over which tariff payments are made.
To read the full consultations, please go to http://tinyurl.com/cfl6w7w