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Great news — the latest degression announcement for small biomass (up to 200kw) says the rate is only going to drop 10%. The 150% trigger was not reached, so the anticipated 20% reduction came out at only 5%, but because the overall scheme exceeded its budget an extra 5% reduction […]

Degression Announcement for January 2015 lower than anticipated


Rate set to plummet
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) rate is going to be reduced yet again for new applicants from midnight 30th September. The reduction has been confirmed at 10% this time. A further rate reduction will come into force on 1st January 2015, which will be at least 10%, but is more […]

RHI Reduction October 2014 and January 2015


Meanwhile, back at the CBP unit...
To further recap: I was Googling ‘biomass boilers’, which is what I do to relax on my days off, when I came across a blog called greenwisebusiness.co.uk that appears pretty high on the first page. The subject of the article is “10 things your installer won’t tell you before you purchase a biomass […]

Ten Things *THIS* Installer Will Tell You About Biomass Boilers ...



Everybody has finally woken up to the returns you get with biomass heating and the rate of take-up has risen dramatically. The following is the content of an email sent out by Frank Aaskov, of REA (the Renewable Energy Association) and it was sent out to members of the Biomass […]

Bigger RHI cut likely in October 2014


Well, degression is here — the tariff for small biomass is being reduced by 5% on the first of July 2014. The DECC notice can be found here. Tier 1 will be reduced from 8.8p/Kwh to 8.4p/Kwh Tier 2 will be reduced from 2.3p/Kwh to 2.2p/Kwh Uptake of small biomass has […]

Degression — Tariff Change Notice published by DECC


To recap: I was Googling ‘biomass boilers’, which is what I do to relax on my days off, when I came across a blog called greenwisebusiness.co.uk that appears pretty high on the first page. The subject of the article is “10 things your installer won’t tell you before you purchase a biomass boiler.” […]

Ten things *this* installer will tell you about biomass boilers ...



Look down through the last few entries and you will see I’ve said it before, but this time there has been an announcement that the Commercial RHI will be cut at the end of June. I hoped it wouldn’t be, but we have had it good for a long time now […]

Looking like a June reduction in Commercial RHI


Biomass cabin under construction
I was Googling ‘biomass boilers’, which is what I do to relax on my days off, when I came across a blog called greenwisebusiness.co.uk that appears pretty high on the first page. The subject of the article is “10 things your installer won’t tell you before you purchase a biomass boiler.” The […]

Ten things *this* installer will tell you about biomass boilers ...


Photograph of a damaged ash can
Biomass boilers are unreliable! Really? I’ve had a bit of car trouble lately myself. I took my car back to the dealership last week and had a word with the mechanic there. Told him the damn thing hadn’t been running well since I started putting paraffin in the tank instead […]

Biomass boilers are unreliable



EC Drummond's Wood pile
Sourcing a good reliable fuel supply is top of the ‘must have’ list for anybody running a biomass boiler and, as time goes by and more people take-up the RHI, more and more fuel supply companies are springing up. My inbox is full of contacts from all over the country […]

Good reliable fuel supply for Biomass Boilers