Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), launched in 2011, is a financial support programme for non-domestic renewable heat and the Government’s main scheme in its heat strategy. RHI participants are supported financially to generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings.

The wood panel industry is the UK’s largest industrial generator of renewable heat. This is generated almost entirely from process-derived residues, wood that is produced during panel processing but is unsuitable for use in the panels themselves. Unfortunately, as early adopters of renewable heat generation, the industry’s current heat installations are not covered by the RHI. The industry and APPG have engaged with the Government on this and have also called for the inclusion of any future direct air heating installations in the next phase of the non-domestic RHI.

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