Rotheray urges UK government to look to CHP

The director of the UK Combined Heat and Power Association is urging the government to strongly consider the credentials of CHP technology as the pressure to reduce carbon emissions continues.

Dr. Tim Rotheray told COSPP online that the tax rises implemented in the sector this year are counterproductive to any serious ambition the government has to tackle the CO2 issue.

  Dr Tim Rotheray “The CHPA has been consistent in calling for government to focus on cost effective emissions reductions and a renewed focus on this would be welcome. Gas fired CHP has suffered two substantial tax rises this year and a focus on low cost carbon abatement should trigger a greater look at existing and new gas CHP. The case for reversing these tax rises for CHP as a way of driving industrial competitiveness is compelling.”

  Rotheray who just recently replaced Graham Meeks as the head of the CHPA in the UK also reiterated the need for clarity so that investment in the clean power technology can thrive.

 “For renewable CHP investments uncertainty over the renewable heat incentive and the new support in the electricity markets is a key issue for limiting investment. There is a risk of further limiting investment with yet more uncertainty.”

Dr Rotheray was appointed Director of the CHPA in August 2013 having previously held the post of Head of Policy and Communications.

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