Landlords given funds to introduce renewable heating technology
Published by Sarah Ashcroft
A number of landlords across the UK have been handed government funds to help them bring their properties in line with the latest environmental guidelines.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change has confirmed it has given 57 social landlords in the country a share of a £5 million pot to help them provide more renewable heating solutions in the homes they rent out to tenants.
Energy and climate change minister Greg Barker explained each of the 57 winners will be able to use the cash they have been awarded to invest in a number of renewable heating products. These will be installed in social homes in a bid to benefit both tenants and the environment.
Cash from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Social Landlords competition has now been divided up and the 57 beneficiaries have been informed. Plans are now being drawn up for how to spend the money.
Mr Barker said: "Renewable heating kit like heat pumps and biomass boilers can help keep homes warm and bills down, so it's great that social landlords will be getting cash to help get over 2,100 renewable heating technologies into the homes of their tenants."
He added the coalition government remains committed to helping hard-working people with ways to tackle the rising cost of living. One great way to achieve this could be to focus more resources on renewable heating over the years to come.
Should landlords be able to offer tenants the chance to access renewable heat, they could make their homes even more attractive, as residents will know their bills could be lower than in properties that have yet to be modernised in this way.
A large number of social landlords applied to the government in a bid to win a slice of the cash, but at this stage only 57 are in a position to benefit from the money.
Published on: October 28, 2013
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