I told you so

According to a new study published by Chatham House burning wood pellets is not carbon neutral and creates more emissions than burning coal. I told you so and have been telling you so on these pages for many years.
Governments do not listen. I told them so too, but they obviously thought they knew better. The UK government created a Renewable Heat Incentive based around burning wood pellets under which they subsidised the fuel and the subsidies, paid out of our taxes were very high indeed. In fact in Northern Ireland the RHI became a source of income as the subsidy was greater than the cost of the fuel.  Continue reading

The Renewable Heat Incentive and clean and dirty renewables

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a critical environmental measure. Heat for homes, businesses commerce and industry produces about half of the United Kingdom’s building emissions. There have been a number of measures concerning electricity, but heat was left on the back burner by the last Labour government and the present administration has by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and the Minister in charge of the RHI, Mr Greg Barker, all promised that the Renewable Heat Incentive should be in place by 10th June. Continue reading