Mini microgeneration

The government’s plans to support microgeneration sound good, but many believe them to be all hot wind and no heat exchanger.

“A large number of the ‘actions’ in the strategy are not actions at all, if by that we mean proposed concrete steps to deliver real policy changes,” said Seb Berry, head of micro-renewables at the Renewable Energy Association.

“A large number are contingent on further research and review – eg ‘DTI will undertake further research and analysis’, ‘DTI will investigate’, and ‘Defra will look carefully at’,” he said.

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