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Dropping feed-in tariffs likely to hit nation's sustainable energy objectives hard

Date: 27/8/2015

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that she intends to change the rules for a range of renewables, in particular that the Feed-in Tariffs can no longer be guaranteed in advance.

John Silvester, the POS Communications Manager and Programme Manager for the Society's Responding to Climate Change Supported Learning Group project,  said "the renewables industry will no doubt argue that the removal of the guaranteed  'pre-accreditation' measure, which provided  certainty as to the level of support they could bank on, will remove the incentive to develop such projects. If so, this is likely to hit the nation's sustainable energy objectives hard."

Silvester added that the guarantees were planned to be dropped for medium scale onshore wind projects, biomass and some solar PV schemes.

JDS260914_web.jpg John Silvester

 

 

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