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RHI – The debacle

So now we await the Coughlan report.
The process has been very unflattering for the renewable energy industry and it will be a long time before public faith in subsidised energy sources will recover.

It is vital that future policies are developed which prevent gaming and exploitation of over-generous subsidy regimes and there is a high probability that some form of capital subsidy may re-emerge despite the inflationary impact this always has on the cost of hardware. History shows that the Renewable Obligation scheme had an inflationary impact on hardware prices.