Moving to low-carbon heat sources is crucial in the battle against climate chang ...

Moving to low-carbon heat sources is crucial in the battle against climate change with nearly half of the UK’s emissions coming from heating. As a result, the UK government, in mid-December, made available under its Bio-energy Capital Grants scheme some £12mn for industry, businesses and community organisations to help towards the cost of buying and installing biomass-fuelled heating and combined heat and power (CHP) projects, including anaerobic digesters, in the UK. Grants of up to £500,000 are on offer to pay for up to 40% of the difference in cost between a biomass boiler and its fossil fuel alternative. For more information, visit http://www.bioenergycapitalgrants.org.uk/ In addition, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has proposed changes to Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme. In order to ensure its continued success and to allow organisations such as schools, hospitals, charities and local authorities in the UK to carry on receiving funding for solar photovoltaic projects, a reallocation of £7mn of programme funds has been proposed.

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