APSE held a strategic forum at Parliament tonight to discuss the opportunities created for local government by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The guest speaker was Dr Alan Whitehead MP, the Chair of PRASEG, the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group.
Alan talked us through the financial incentives that exist to encourage forms of renewable heating from July 2011 and for domestic properties from spring 2012.
This included ground source heat pumps, solid biomass and biomethane, with a range of 4p to 6.5p.
Once again it appear that the renewables agenda is the one area that local government can be expanisve on in the current financial climate.