Increase our commitment to renewables
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Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.55
...alongside increasing our commitment to renewables.
- This is a promise to increase the government’s commitment to using energy from renewable sources, such as solar and wind energy.
- Since the election, the government has consulted on changes to the Contracts for Difference scheme (CfD), its “main mechanism for supporting low-carbon electricity generation”, and its response confirmed a decision to add offshore wind to the scheme and reinstate the eligibility of onshore wind and solar photovoltaic projects. In its November 2020 Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, the government announced it would “aim to deliver up to double the amount of renewables we procure through our next Contract for Difference auction”.
- The next round of CfD auctions is planned to open in 2021, but developments to date do represent an increased commitment to renewables, as indicated by a broadly positive response from green groups, so this policy is ‘done’.
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