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£3.2 million awarded to social housing providers for installation of renewable heating

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The UK government has announced over 40 winners of the latest phase of it’s renewable heating scheme for social housing providers.

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment social landlord competition is in it’s third phase. It will see 44 projects sharing £3.2 million to install measures like biomass boilers, solar hot water panels, and heat pumps.

Housing associations and local authorities were able to bid for up to £200,000 (or around £156,000).

The Energy Savings Trust (EST) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) chose the latest awards, which are expected to help over 1000 tenants across the UK in social housing.

“We need to move away from costly fossil fuel heating to more sustainable low carbon alternatives, not only to cut carbon but to help householders save money on bills too,” said Energy Minister Greg Barker, commenting on the awards. “It’s great to see so many social landlords getting on board and changing the way they heat their tenants’ homes.”

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