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Vokèra calls for clarity on the RHI scheme

Following the update on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), boiler and renewables manufacturer Vokèra is concerned that the potential delay may be a hindrance. While the scheme will be introduced in 2011, it will be phased in with a view to clarifying the finer details in 2012.
Vokèra calls for clarity on the RHI scheme
Vokèra believes this delay has the potential to create more turbulence for the renewable sector, and may deter installers from exploring the opportunities to work with these low carbon technologies.
Robert Lockhart, commercial and renewables sales manager at Vokèra, said: 'The heating industry is facing challenging times with rapidly changing technologies and legislation. While the Government seems to have good intentions in trying to drive the uptake of renewables, the delay of this scheme is yet again another blow for manufacturers, installers and homeowners.
'We work closely with our installers and the feedback we receive is that they simply want to start recommending and fitting renewables technologies, and the RHI is going to be an integral part of this happening. Vokèra is concerned that the delay in launching the RHI scheme will have an impact on the uptake of renewables and the subsequent carbon reduction commitments.
Vokèra is calling for clarity on the RHI and a steady flow of information from the Government, to alleviate turbulence for the industry. Mr Lockhart continued: 'There are so many different pieces of legislation coming through over the next few years, that clear communication is vital. We are all waiting with anticipation to see what will happen with the RHI and we hope that things move quickly to assist the growth and progression of the renewables industry.'
20 January 2011


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