Budget 2017 was announced on October 11th 2016 and it included a €7 million fund to cover a Renewable Heat Incentive for large heat users. Click HERE to see Minister Denis Naughten’s response when asked to provide more detail on this proposed RHI.
A public consultation on the design and implementation of the RHI was open from January 26th to March 3rd 2017. The consultation document published by the DCCAE again stated that “the RHI is expected to be implemented in late 2017”. Click HERE and HERE to see details of this consultation.
At the Engineers Ireland Annual Conference held in Tullamore on May 4th, Minister Naughtons speech referred to the RHI. In a deviation from the speech script released by the Department, Minister Naughton signalled that something would happen in relation to the RHI, “within the next few weeks”. Click HERE to read the official speech.