The British government has published a consultation document on a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which it aims to introduce in April 2011. I edited the document on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
The RHI is a practical scheme designed to provide financial support for those who install renewable heating technologies in their homes and business premises. Incentive payments will be funded by a levy on fossil fuel suppliers, which could be construed as a form of indirect carbon tax. That is my personal interpretation of the policy; it is not necessarily the view of the UK government.
The deadline for formal responses to the consultation is Monday 26 April 2010.