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United Kingdom to provide £557m funding for new renewable energy projects

United Kingdom to provide £557m funding for new renewable energy projects

"By focusing on clean growth we are presented with a win-win". However, according to the document, the United Kingdom is still on track to miss the fifth carbon budget - which runs from 2028-2032 - by 60 megatonnes of CO2 equivalent. The offshore wind industry has helped create thousands of highly skilled jobs at factories in Hull and the Isle of Wight, and a burgeoning local supply chain across the country.

It is hoped this will allow all fuel poor homes to be upgraded to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030.

The plans were broadly welcomed by the energy industry, but some specific policies drew criticism.

Driving down emissions from heating has always been a desired area for action among green groups, and the plan pledges to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating in new and existing homes now off the gas grid during the 2020s, starting with new homes.

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The Solar Trade Association (STA) argued that the United Kingdom government is "artificially holding back" solar revolution costs consumers and limits community & business action, with no explicit new measures to boost current deployment which has plummeted and which has been kept afloat by progressive planning policies by some local authorities. However, it is still a downgrade to the £1bn worth of CCS funding which was unexpectedly pulled by the government in 2015. The new strategy is claimed to ensure that the whole country can benefit from new technologies, jobs and businesses that are good for consumers, the environment and the economy.

UK Energy Minister Richard Harrington said that the announcement is as part of the government's Clean Growth Strategy, which aims to boost economic growth.

The measures include up to GBP 557 million (USD 738m/EUR 622m) of funding for future contract for difference (CfD) auctions for less established renewables such as offshore wind that was announced yesterday. Technologies categorized as "less established" in CfD regulations include offshore wind; advanced conversion technologies, with or without combined-heat-and-power (CHP); anaerobic digestion, with or without CHP; dedicated biomass with CHP; wave; tidal stream; and geothermal, with or without CHP. The UK Government has much more work to do in putting forward credible policies to close a carbon gap of almost 10% by 2032. However, much of the Carbon dioxide reduction so far has been secured by phasing out coal-fired power plants, and as such facilities fall off the United Kingdom grid more new policies are needed to ensure continued decarbonisation into the 2020s and beyond.


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