Kneejerk RHI proposals could jeopardise renewable heat targets

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Neil Harrison, chair of the Wood Heat Association
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Neil Harrison, chair of the Wood Heat Association

Wood Heat Association chair Neil Harrison argues the end of RHI support for biomass in urban areas is misguided

The UK may be on track to exceed its renewable electricity targets by 2020, but just six per cent of our heat comes from renewable sources - less than half the required amount if we are to meet 2020 renewable...

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