UK's Davey rebuffs RWE call for RO scheme extension

UK energy secretary Ed Davey has rejected out of hand a call by German utility RWE to give the UK's current renewables support regime an extended lease of life.

RWE – a big player in British renewables via its Innogy and npower businesses – says it “remains concerned at the breadth and impact of the fundamental change currently proposed for the UK energy sector” and is calling for an extension of the existing Renewables Obligation (RO) support scheme until 2020.

As the UK government launched its long-awaited Energy Bill, the company says a smooth transition from the existing regime to the new contracts-for-difference (CfD) mechanism that will replace it is far from guaranteed under current proposals.

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