18 Aug

Herefordshire residents encouraged to cut down on energy with a grant

Herefordshire residents encouraged to cut down on energy with a grant

House hunters looking for property for sale in Herefordshire will be buoyed by the news that residents there have been offered grants to cut down on their energy usage.

The Renewable Heat Premium Payments scheme is a project launched by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and offers one-off payments to householders. The scheme could also expand next year when the Green Deal is set to come into effect.

The scheme has been rolled out for county householders so that they may invest in renewable heating technologies such as solar thermal panels, heat pumps and biomass boilers.

Councillor Brian Wilcox, Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for environment, housing and planning, said: “It is important that people considering installing these technologies know grants are available and apply for them. The government will be using this scheme to gauge public opinion and also see which technologies perform best."

The only condition of the scheme is that homes must have basic energy efficiency measures such as loft insulation and cavity wall insulation installed. ADNFCR-1222-ID-800704196-ADNFCR

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