As we know Ireland’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is bringing its version of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to Ireland, here the scheme is explained to the public in simple terms. It discusses the aim of the scheme which is to help Ireland reduce its 12% target in the renewable heating sector by 2020. It quotes the key figures – that 6.6% of heat demand was derived from renewable sources in 2016, which means we need to double that in the next two years to hit those all-important EU targets.
For IrBEA getting this data into the public domain is important, educating everyone as a whole on the benefits of the system are key to getting the scheme up and running. One of the points made in this article is how this scheme aims to differ from the Northern Ireland RHI scheme which failed to control costs and attracted negative publicity over the last year. Energy Minister Denis Naughten is quoted as saying “The lessons learned from the Northern Ireland scheme are being integrated into the design of the Renewable Heat Incentive,” Read the whole article here