Wiltshire MP’s call over green fuels incentive

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A GREEN fuel supplier near Chippenham is urging the Government to speed up a promised incentive scheme encouraging householders to switch to renewable fuels.

Chippenham MP Duncan Hames said he would raise the issue in Parliament after seeing first-hand a Chippen-ham home heated entirely by sustainable wood pellets, installed by Wessex Biomass.

Isabel Griffiths, of Middle Lodge, said: “Our house was a renovation, so we had no heating system at all and started with a blank canvas.

“I think anyone in that position would be unwise to choose a system using fossil fuels. We wanted to go the green route and are delighted with the result.”

Peregrine Nicholls, Wessex Biomass managing director, said: “We wanted Mr Hames to see how effective renewable fuels are.

“The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will make biomass heating accessible for many householders, particularly those paying for very expensive heating oil or LPG, who, by switching to wood pellet heating, would save 25 to 40 per cent on heating fuel bills.”

The Government has committed to extending the RHI to the domestic market to help cut carbon emissions, but the planned launch date of autumn 2012 was put back to spring 2014.

Mr Hames said: “I will write to Greg Barker, the Minister of State for Climate Change, to ask about the delay.”

Visit www.wessexbiomass.

co.uk or call Mr Nicholls on (01666) 838007.

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