Moving Over to Renewable Energy is Too Expensive
By Anne Lewis-Schneider
A government scheme that has as yet not come into being has already been labelled as a failure. The scheme which encourages householders to change their heating systems to sources that use renewable forms of energy has been said to be too pricey for the general consumer to install.
Costs for the installation of this method of energy generation are thought to be beyond the reach of the general public according to a spokesperson from Oil Firing Technical Association (Oftec) who has said that the equipment needed is far too expensive to install. The director general of Oftec, Jeremy Hawksley has said that the savings that would come from the new technology do not warrant the expense of installation, even with subsidies from the RHI. He went on to add that whilst everyone is aware of the need to reduce carbon emissions, the scheme is unlikely to attract enough participants to make any impression on carbon emission savings.
The Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) has said that the RHI scheme will compensate those who chose to install it with costs involved and that some financial assistance could also be made available to those who qualify through the governments Green Deal, this being made available at the start of installation to both landlords and home owners.
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