Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

ECO is the government’s domestic energy efficiency programme. It works alongside the Green Deal and provides, among other measures, insulation and heating packages to low income and vulnerable households.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Domestic RHI is a government financial incentive to encourage a switch to renewable heating systems. It’s a way to help the UK reduce carbon emissions and is for households both off and on the gas grid.

Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat.

Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is a tax on UK business energy use (electricity, gas, liquid petroleum gas and solid fuel) charged at the time of supply.

Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme

The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme is a government programme designed to promote the uptake of a range of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies.

Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO)

The REGO scheme exists to promote and increase the contribution of renewable energy sources to electricity production across the EU.

Renewables Obligation (RO)

The Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main support mechanism for renewable electricity projects in the UK.

Non Fossil Fuel Obligation (NFFO) / Scottish Renewable Obligation (SRO)

The NFFO and SRO schemes are no longer open to new generators, but existing contracts will continue until the last of them expires in 2019.

Social programmes

These government programmes obligate suppliers to provide direct and indirect support to their customers. They include the Warm Home Discount (WHD) and the Government Electricity Rebate (GER).