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High energy bills, low Christmas spending

Nov 27, 2014   //   by Kim Alviar   //   New and Views, Renewable Heat Incentive  //  No Comments

The most expensive time of the year is just around the corner, CHRISTMAS! While most of the children would’ve already constructed their lengthy Christmas list, most parents would be thinking about making cuts to that Christmas budget.

Innasol, a renewable heating company has carried out a study which showed that almost a quarter of the UK population will have their Winter spending habits affected by high and unpredictable energy bills.

sad xmas tree

Silvio Spiess, Innasol’s CEO said, “Our research has shown that unfortunately, thousands of people will have to compromise their Christmas spending to accommodate unpredictable high heating bills this winter. This highlights the need for the government to commit to its Renewable Heat Incentive scheme beyond 2016 and make consumers more aware that they can save up to 45% on heating bills by simply switching over to a greener energy source.”

So another way to look at it, is that Christmas only comes round once a year, where as the freezing cold weather sticks around for about half a year! And what’s more important is that everyone should feel warm and comfortable in their own homes. So lets hope schemes such as the Renewable Heat Incentive will continue longer so that more people can be benefited in the long run.

And it would also mean that the 45% of savings can go towards those special occasions such as Christmas and those other luxuries that we’d all like to have.

Changes in Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

Nov 12, 2014   //   by Kim Alviar   //   New and Views, Renewable Heat Incentive  //  No Comments

Over 10,000 Domestic RHI Applicants were accredited within the first six months of the scheme. Read some of their stories and view some statistics here: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/90603/drhi1st10000.pdf

And from the 9th October, those who received the Renewable Heat Premium Payment are now able to apply for the Domestic RHI – the application must be submitted by 8th April 2015.

It’s no surprise when we come across a term or definition that sounds confusing. Understanding what Ofgem meant by ‘Eligible new-build’ was a common issue, therefore they have provided a new help sheet to make it clear. One of the main points is that those who live in an eligible new-build don’t need to provide a Green Deal Advice Report.

A particular question on the application form was baffling too. Question 6: ‘Does the renewable heating system at your property have more than one MCS certificate?’
Ofgem has put the form through further tests and has reworded parts of the form along with detailed explanations. Already, they’ve seen a positive outcome since the re-adjustment.
Visit think link to read more about the form: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/87111/aguidetofillingoutyourformjune.pdf
It will be a good starting point before completing the form.

When completing the application, those that had an installation before the Domestic RHI had problems when they hadn’t entered their seasonal performance factor correctly, they had to begin the application all over again. That’s all come to an end, there is now an option to edit the seasonal performance factor values.
Visit this link to read more: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/88527/140915whattodoifyourapplicationisinreview.pdf

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RHI for landlords and tenants

Nov 10, 2014   //   by Kim Alviar   //   New and Views, Renewable Heat Incentive  //  No Comments

Changes have just been announced, that from Spring next year, registered social landlords who already have an Energy Performance Certificate that is less than two years old, will no longer need to obtain a Green Deal Assessment to apply for the Renewable Heat Incentive .

“Social landlords often provide homes for some of the most vulnerable people, by making the RHI more accessible to them, we hope more of their tenants will be able to enjoy warmer homes and lower bills”
(Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change).

Visit this link for more info…

Ask Ed Davey Anything!

Well, obviously not just anything! But anything related to energy. Ed Davey, the secretary of state for energy and climate change will be online for a live chat from 10.30am on Wednesday 22nd October. It will be completely text based and you can ask questions in advance using Twitter #bigenergydebate So this should be an interesting session! Keep the date in your diary: 22nd October

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