Micropower Council looks for answers

The Micropower Council has hosted a ‘Renewable Heat Stategy Session’ with its members to question aspects of the government’s current and future renewable heat policy.

The aim of the meeting was to agree key policy principles to put to Micropower’s executive committee. Although many recommendations were agreed upon, Micropower says that some matters remain unresolved and it has now devised a list of questions for members to have their say.

Members are now being urged to respond to the questions below by a deadline of midday on July 16. All responses will be considered before a final list of propositions is put to the executive committee for sign off.

Should social housing providers/multiple installation beneficiaries be awarded a different tariff?
How much lower should this tariff be, in order to remain attractive but be good value for money?
Should this tariff be paid over a longer period of time that the private household sector (currently 7 years)?
Should new build properties be awarded the RHI?
If so, should the tariff be differentiated?
How much lower should this tariff be?
Should we promote a gas, oil or hybrid counterfactual to base the tariff against?
Please select which energy efficiency requirement option you prefer
Option 1: As long as Green Deal finance and the RHI can be accessed together on the same terms as consumers not taking out Green Deal finance, RHI eligibility can be conditional on the installation of ‘green tick’ measures which are highlighted on a Green Deal Assessment.
Option 2: If the home has an EPC rating of C or above, no further energy efficiency improvements are required. If the house has an EPC rating of D or below the householder will be required to have a Green Deal Assessment and install all green tick measures.