Dimplex welcomes CSR announcement on RHI
Dimplex has welcomed the announcement in the government's Comprehensive Spending Review that the Renewable Heat Incentive will be introduced as planned in 2011.
The Government has retained its target of 12 percent of heat generated from a renewable source by 2020, an increase from the current 1 per cent, and has recognised that the support offered by the RHI will be key in achieving this goal, with more than £850million made available over the spending review period.
Chris Davis, head of business development for Dimplex Renewables and chairman of the BEAMA Domestic Heat Pump Association, said: 'We welcome the positive announcement on RHI as a commitment to future development of the renewable heat market. However, while this announcement will restore confidence to the heat pump market, we urgently need clarity now on some of the details of the scheme - funding levels, eligibility criteria and the mechanics of how the scheme is to work all need to be clarified.'
And, to prepare for the demand arising from the RHI, investment in the industry is required to grow installer capacity, Mr Davis warned: 'We need to ensure enough installers have the right skills to specify and install technologies such as heat pumps and solar thermal water heating, so the industry has a huge amount of preparation to do to gear up for the launch of the RHI scheme.'
29 October 2010