The biomass industry has called on the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to re-examine its proposed reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) set out last month. At a conference on the future of renewable heat, biomass supplier Billington Bioenergy’s strategy director Ed Billington said the reforms had given the industry “major causes for concern”. “The first is that the reforms are built on some assumptions that we simply don’t recognise,” he said. “The second is that biomass is somehow a transition and not a strategic technology. This does not reflect the experience throughout the rest of the world. “The third assumption that was made is that biomass is not cost effective.” Billington said that the current RHI will affect millions of rural customers by “defectively locking them into only fossil fuels for the foreseeable future”.
Edie 18th April 2016 read more »