Nov. 29, 2011, UK - After a long delay, the United Kingdom's Renewable
Heat Initiative (RHI) is now open and accepting applications.
The program was set to be released September 30 by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change, but was held up for approval by the European Commission. The commission eventually gave its approval, but with the proviso that the tarrifs for large biomass technologies are lowered from "2.7 pence (4 cents) per kilowatt hour to 1 penny (2 cents) per kilowatt hour."
The RHI program offers support to renewable thermal energy producers through the use of tariffs to compensate for the large start-up and operating costs associated with running a plant.
For more information on the RHI program, as well as to apply, please visit the RHI website.