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Feed-in tariffs win entry to Energy Bill

The renewables industry welcomed new legislation included in the Energy Bill to introduce a feed-in-tariff for small-scale renewables.

In yesterday's House of Commons debate MPs also agreed to introduce a Renewable Heat Incentive, although no clear timetable was agreed.

Biogas received a boost from the heat incentive clause, as it entitles producers of renewable biogas injected into the gas network to tariff payments.

Philip Wolfe, director general at the REA said: 'The REA is delighted that that government has recognised the advantages of a tariff-style incentive scheme which will open doors for small-scale producers of renewable heat, electricity and bio-methane.'

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