Canadian Biomass Magazine

UK biomass power subsidies cut 63%

October 26, 2011
By Scott Jamieson

Oct 26, 2011, London, UK - The British government is reducing its planned subsidies for biomass following pressure from the European Commission, which said the aid was set too high.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was planning to launch the
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for non-domestic generators on September
30, but the EC expressed concerns that the biomass tariff, at 2.7 pence
per kilowatt-hour (KWh), was set too high.

According to a Reuters report, the DECC cut the proposed subsidy for large generators by 1.7 pence per kilowatt-hour down to 1 pence per kilowatt-hour, and the program will now be delayed into November.


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