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Scotland beating the rest of UK in use of renewable heat - 9th December

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Scotland is adopting biomass and other forms of renewable heat more quickly than the rest of the UK, according to new analysis of renewable heat incentive (RHI) adoption statistics.

The study carried out by renewable energy provider Raggnar, reviewed data published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and found that eight in every 1,000 Scottish businesses now produce their own heat and hot water with clean energy which is four times the rate in England.

Nigel Perkins, chief executive of Aberdeenshire-based Raggnar, said: “Scotland leads the race to renewables because its businesses have woken up to the fact they can run leaner and greener on renewable energy faster than elsewhere in the UK.

“Improvements in technology mean that biomass can provide heat, hot water, electricity, steam and cooling, satisfying a far wider variety of industrial needs and providing a clean, mainstream alternative to gas, coal and oil.”

Adoption of renewable heating systems by non-domestic users grew by 29%  in Scotland since the start of this year.

The UK government said last month that it is to increase funding for the RHI to £1.15 billion in 2021 “to ensure that the UK continues to make progress towards its climate goals’’

 

 

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