The Chancellor is being urged to make a long-term commitment to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) ahead of the Autumn Statement.

“We need to see a continuation of the strand of the non-domestic RHI which generates a market, for the creation and subsequent injection of ‘Green Gas’,” said Energy & Utilities Alliance (EUA) chief executive Mike Foster.

“There has been success to date with biomethane in particular. Not only has the RHI been pivotal in bringing forward biomethane projects, but it has also underpinned job creation, and encouraged innovation in the sector.

“That, together with new developments in Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) we have the opportunity to ensure that the UK has a plentiful supply of low carbon gas. If we are to meet our legally binding carbon reduction targets in an affordable way, this is critical, given that 85% of UK homes use gas to heat their homes.”