Challenges for the implementation of the renewable heat incentive: an example from a school refurbishment geothermal scheme

Ross Martin Donaldson, Richard Lord

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The Government run UK Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme allows cash back payments to be made to producers of renewable heat. As a world first for renewable heat, it aims to tackle head on the issues surrounding emissions, energy use, and climate change targets. However, whilst the scheme goes a long way towards meeting these climate change targets, issues have been identified that may compromise its effectiveness. This paper aims to examine the progress of the RHI since its launch in November 2011, and avenues towards a more effective deployment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
Early online date13 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2014


  • heat incentive
  • renewable heat
  • renewable energy
  • school refurbishment

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