UK warned of onshore 'shockwaves'

Askam wind farm.

Askam wind farm in Cumbria, England

Industry body RenewableUK has warned Britain’s government it risks sending damaging “shockwaves” through the country’s onshore wind sector if it rushes into auction-based support.

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today confirmed it is inclined to introduce competition immediately for established low-carbon technologies from the outset of its new Contract for Difference (CfD) support regime in 2014.

The final decision will not be made until early next year, but onshore wind is expected to be part of such a group and face battling it out for a share of a set pot of support.

That would keep the UK in line with the European Commission’s direction of travel, as outlined in its draft guidelines for future member state support Log in to read complete article.

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