UK govt provides GBP 7m for renewable heating projects
Jul 26, 2013 - The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said on Wednesday it had granted GBP 7 million (USD 10.8m/EUR 8.1m) to 46 social landlords for the installation of renewable heating systems.
In a statement on the government's website Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said that the financing is part of the first phase of the social landlords Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) contest, which started in May 2012. The second round of the competition under the same scheme is open until September 27.
The renewable heating systems to be installed by social landlords in the houses of their tenants include air-source and ground-source heat pumps, solar thermal facilities and biomass boilers.
Under the first phase of the RHPP programme, projects will have to be completed by end-March 2014, while projects in the second round will need to be concluded by June 2014.
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