UK projects binned over auctions

Community Wind doesn't like DECC's direction of travel

Community Wind doesn't like DECC's direction of travel

A developer has blamed UK government policy shifts for its decision to abandon 70MW of planned onshore wind at two projects in England.

Community Windpower said it will not be proceeding with the Davidstow and Claughton Moor wind farms in Cornwall and Lancaster respectively.

The company, which claims 300MW of operating and consented UK wind, said the decision follows the power market reforms the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will bring online over the next few years – and specifically its plans to introduce auctions for onshore wind contracts.

Industry body RenewableUK warned late last year that the government risked sending “shockwaves” through the onshore sector if it rushes developers towards Log in to read complete article.

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