THE launch of a renewable energy programme providing heat for people’s homes in Somerset has been welcomed by Burnham MP Tessa Munt.

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is a financial support programme for renewable heat, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their property.

Ms Munt said: “I’m thrilled that this innovative scheme has now been launched. Many people in rural Somerset are either stuck with expensive oil or LPG or are trying to find the money to switch to greener ways of heating their homes and water.

“This scheme is good news, as not only will people have warmer homes and cheaper fuel bills, but also they will reduce their impact on our environment, and get cash payments for installing new low carbon technologies.”

To find out more about the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, or to receive free and impartial advice, call the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 or visit the website at