Renewable Heating Incentive to create 150,000 new construction jobs

The Green Deal is expected to kick off in Manchester soon, and Energy secretary Chris Huhne has shifted his attention to his latest project – the Renewable Heat Incentive.

CN Plus report that Chris Huhne, who is the Secretary for Energy and Climate Change, has introduced the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to capitalise on the untapped potential of renewable energy and to increase capital investment in the area by £4.5 billion over the next nine years.

The incentive will involve the installation of things like renewable heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal panels, which will save energy, reduce emissions and help the environment.

RHI tariff payments will begin for himes in 2012 and premium payments will be available to help people cover the cost of green heating systems.

The renewable energy sector is expected to grow significantly before 2020, with 13,000 industrial installations and 110,000 commercial installations predicted over the next nine years.

The good news about this project? As well as reducing emissions, the Renewable Heat Incentive will create an estimated 150,000 jobs in the heating industry over the next few years?

Chris Huhne says that renewable energy is the way forward. The Climate Change secretary said:

“Renewable heat is a largely untapped resource and an important new green industry of the future.

This incentive is the first of its kind in the world. It’ll help the UK shift away from fossil fuel, reducing carbon emissions and encouraging innovation, jobs and growth in new advanced technologies.”

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Posted on March 11, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician jobs, plumbing, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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