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The UK Energy Bill, which outlines the introduction of a feed-in tariff system has been given further support, this time by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

The government will be required to introduce a feed-in tariff scheme whereby small, renewable electricity, heat and gas generators, such as communities, schools and businesses would be guaranteed a premium rate for any energy fed back into grid. The CIH have commended the new clause in the Energy Bill, stating that it will help businesses and communities generate clean, renewable energy.

Sarah Webb, CIH Chief Executive, said:  “A feed-in tariff for renewable energy would give the much needed financial support to communities to take control of their own energy generation.  The opportunities to reduce carbon emissions, reduce fuel poverty and bring communities together to benefit all their residents are enormous.”

It is widely believed that, at a time when people are becoming more aware of the necessity for renewable alternatives, the generation of power in public spaces such as schools and petrol stations will represent a positive social project.

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