Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, urges action on RHI reform

Following his very well received attendance at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 at the beginning of July, ADBA asked Dr. Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, if he would table a question in Parliament. He kindly agreed to help generate pressure on Government to proceed with the reforms to the RHI and have the statutory instrument laid before Parliament as soon as possible. 

Of the Climate Change and Industrial Strategy, Minister Dr. Whitehead asked:

When he plans to re-introduce the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2017.

Claire Perry MP responded:

We are aware of the need to provide industry with clarity on the Renewable Heat Incentive reforms, and will do so as soon as possible.

During summer recess, this was a welcome response. ADBA continues to call on the Government to proceed with the reforms as per the December 2016 Government response to last year's consultation. We have written independently to both Claire Perry, Greg Clark MP and penned a further letter with the trade associations that represent other technologies to which the RHI relates. We have prepared a template for ADBA members who wish to write to their local MP or to BEIS on this issue. You can find this here.

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