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Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 198781, tabled on 4 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what reasons condensing oil and liquefied petroleum gas condensing boilers were excluded from being eligible technologies for the purposes of the receipt of monies from the Green Deal Improvement Fund.

Answered on

9 June 2014

DECC has introduced the domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme to support renewable heating systems. The RHI aims to compensate householders for the additional costs they face when installing a renewable heating system compared to an oil heating system. The domestic RHI is targeted at, but not limited to, homes off the gas grid. Incentivising oil and LPG boilers in this context would undermine the design of the RHI, and potentially cause confusion for consumers. For more vulnerable customers, support is available through the Energy Company Obligation, with proposals to strengthen this support for off-grid properties. For these reasons, DECC considers it appropriate to exclude these heating measures from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) scheme.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change
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