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The UK government has been consulting for some time on a more effective way to drive rapid growth in clean, low-carbon heat. This is because heat generation often overlooked is responsible for nearly half of UK carbon emissions, and green heat has a major part to play in meeting our 2020 targets. Although grant-based support has ended, a new incentive system modelled on the electricity feed-in tariffs is planned for 2011, whereby premium guaranteed rates are payable for all green heat produced. The UK will be the first country in the world to implement such a system, and there is no proposed upper capacity limit for biomass such that even large community district heating plants should be supported.