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New government incentive makes wood fuel an attractive heating choice

10 May 2010

Individuals, community groups and businesses across The Mersey Forest could switch to wood fuel to heat their buildings thanks to the financially attractive incoming Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).


The Department of Energy and Climate Change scheme will come into force in April 2011 and will provide annual payments for 15 years to those using green heating oil, biomass, ground source heat pumps and other low carbon heating technologies.


Regional expertise

In the North West, The Mersey Forest is using its expertise in the wood fuel sector to advise on the ways in which the RHI will change the energy landscape.


The Forest Team is producing a report for St.Helens Council on the potential roll out of biomass boilers and the extent to which wood fuel can be grown within the borough. In Cheshire and Warrington, the Forest is working with the Northwest Regional Development Agency and the Cheshire & Warrington Economic Alliance to contact businesses not connected to mains gas that have the most to benefit from the RHI.


Photo: McCoy Wynne.


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