2019-09-17
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/32406-renewableuk-mp-government-net-zero-onshore-marine-power-reduction-targets-uk

RenewableUK: UK Needs Onshore Wind to Reach Net Zero

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The committee is calling on Ministers to ensure that there is strong policy support for new onshore wind projects

Official Press Release RenewableUK:

MPs call for Ministers to unblock onshore wind and champion marine power to reach net zero

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MPs call for Ministers to unblock onshore wind and champion marine power to reach net zero

RenewableUK is urging the Government to adopt key recommendations in a report published today by the cross-party House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on reaching net zero emissions at the lowest cost for consumers.

The new report, “Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets”, notes that although onshore wind is low cost and low carbon, it is currently excluded from competing for Government-backed contracts to generate power (CfDs), and that planning permission for onshore wind farms has been made more difficult to obtain, leading to a drastic fall in much-needed new capacity. The committee is calling on Ministers to ensure that there is strong policy support for new onshore wind projects –... ... More: Official Press Release RenewableUK

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