Reform of aid to UK renewable electricity generation

DTI consultation (96 pages, PDF) on proposed changes to the renewables obligations in the UK. The main long-term proposals are:

This consultation runs in parallel to the Scottish Executive consultation on aid to wave and tidal power. The DTI paper notes the different approach to banding adopted by the Scottish Executive (separate obligation levels for different technologies, rather than the DTI's proposed fixed multipliers) and argues that the Scottish proposals do not leave enough for the market to decide.

Responses by Friday 15 December 2006 (for changes to be implemented in April 2007) or Friday 5 January 2007 (for changes after 2009).

See Renewable cat out of bag | viewpoint: Franck for a comment on aspects of the long-term reform proposals.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière.

Filed under DTI/BERR, Electricity, State aid.

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