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Published: 14/01/2015


Residents and community groups are invited to attend the South Gloucestershire Environment Forum on Wednesday 21 January and find out more about renewable energy.

Officers from South Gloucestershire Council and industry experts will give a presentation about the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. The RHI pays participants of the scheme that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings. By increasing the generation of heat from renewable energy sources (instead of fossil fuels), the RHI can help the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet targets for reducing the effects of climate change.

It is estimated that around 21,000* households in South Gloucestershire are not connected to the gas grid, choosing instead to heat their homes using oil or other methods.

The RHI scheme is designed to reduce carbon consumption and save you money as householders currently spending £1,000 on heating oil a year could earn £2,000 by having a biomass boiler fitted and receiving RHI payments.

The free event takes place at the Greenfield Centre, Park Avenue, Winterbourne from 7pm to 9pm on January 21.

Contact Paul Knuckle, Climate Change Officer on 01454 864220 to confirm attendance.


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