Barker says green schemes need to be joined up

2nd December, 2013

The Energy Minister Greg Barker has said green schemes like the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) need to be joined up.

Speaking yesterday at the Heat Conference 2013 he said:  “We need to do far more across the board to integrate our new policies that help consumers produce their own renewable energy. We need to make sure that the incentives to help people generate renewable heat work hand in glove with a range of new Green Deal energy efficiency measures.

Mr Barker said while consumers rightly saw the programmes as parts of the same jigsaw, the government had taken on a ‘silo’ mentality, viewing all of them separately.

The Energy Ministers said he wanted to “pull together renewable heat, renewable electricity and energy efficiency into one much more coherent, clear, consumer facing offer,” and told the audience they could expect changes to the schemes in the future.

Speaking on Newsnight he later said the Green Deal and Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) should likewise be ‘married up’.

Source: Energy Live News

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