The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been delayed, as the European Commission has expressed concerns that the large biomass tariff is too high.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) had scheduled the launch of the scheme for 30th September 2011 - but this has now been put back whilst the regulations are amended and put back through parliament.
The good news is that the Commission has granted state aid approval for the RHI, as long as there is a reduction to the large biomass tariff.
This delay is frustrating as we've been working hard behind the scenes for months in order to have everything ready for the launch. We strongly believe that it's important to get the scheme up and running, to ensure that people are able to take full advantage of wood pellets and their environmental benefits.
We'll keep an eye on all ongoing developments and make sure that they are posted on here as soon as we hear about them.