Energy and Clean Growth minister Kwasi Kwarteng has claimed the Government is “absolutely committed” to exploring new support mechanisms for low-carbon heat in the UK once the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) expires in March 2021. During a House of Commons debate on energy efficiency measures and net-zero buildings, Business, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Kwarteng fielded questions from MPs on the UK Government’s approach to decarbonising the UK’s commercial and domestic building stock, which accounts for approximately 40% of the UK’s carbon emissions. During the session, Kwarteng claimed that the UK Government is “absolutely committed to seeing how we can support the RHI beyond the date on which it expires”. The RHI is due to close in March 2021, with the Government yet to outline how it will promote low-carbon heating beyond that point. From April 2021, households signed up to the scheme will continue to receive payments until the end of a seven-year agreement.
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