By Belinda Lyster-Binns
26th September, 2018
Thank you to the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) members who attended our seminar last week on the future of renewables in a post-subsidy world. We were fortunate to hold the event at The Grange, home to The Grange Opera Festival in Northington, Hampshire. Interesting talks were given by Tarquin Henderson and Bean Beanland from ReEnergise on the future direction of heat and power in the rural economy and a look at government strategy, and its effects, in the next few years.
There was a good discussion on heat pumps versus biomass for heating, and the future of Solar PV after the end of the subsidy (FiT) in April 2019. We also talked about the tightening of the EPC criteria for the rental sector (MEES), and on recommendations for tackling any below par rental properties in the most cost-effective manner.