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26 Jul 2011 08:07:15

Domestic heating projects 'hold great potential'

Domestic heating projects 'hold great potential'
Steps to slash the energy consumption of domestic heating systems hold great potential in the long term, according to the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF).

Dr John Constable, director of policy and research at the REF, said initiatives like the Renewable Heat Premium Payment could be "very beneficial" in the long term and in the short term will make a "significant difference" to those who receive grants.

The government announced last week that payments under the scheme will commence from August 1st with initial funding capable of supporting 25,000 households.

Homeowners will be able to receive £1,250 towards a range of technologies, although many of the grants will only be available to those without mains heating.

Although Dr Constable said the small scale of the scheme means it will likely have little effect on energy security, he said the aim of the project is to learn.

"If the learning experience here spreads spontaneously through the population, [helping] people to improve the efficiency of their heating systems and make use of renewable fuels in an economic way, then it'll be very positive," he concluded.  ADNFCR-1235-ID-800633658-ADNFCR

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29 Jul 2011

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19 Aug 2011

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