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RECC welcomes Budget support for consumer heat technologies

Posted: 12 March, 2020. Written by Virginia Graham

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday announced a range of measures to support the renewable heat sector.These included a one-year extension of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive to 31 March 2022, to be followed by a system of grants totalling £100 million to run from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024.

The DRHI will continue to support generators with heatpumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal systems at home. It will also continue to support third party investors under the Assignment of Rights. The grants system is likely to provide support for consumers wishing to install these technologies, and will extend to small businesses.

Virginia Graham, CEO of RECC, welcomed the Chancellor's announcement. She said: "We strongly support the extension of financial incentives for domestic heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal systems. We look forward to a smooth transition from the DRHI to a new system of grants

"It is essential that we build capacity and competence in the sector if we are to deliver renewable heating technologies at scale. RECC is determined to play its part in building the level of skills and knowledge that will be required going forward if consumers are to have the confidence to play their part in this major transition."

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