24 Jul '12, 3pm

Scotland confirms ROC prices for renewables and challenges UK government to act now

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) had been expected to publish its plans for an expected 10% reduction in the ROC band for onshore wind last week, but postponed the announcement at the last minute . Reports in the Financial Times last week "make clear that the delay has been caused as a result of a power struggle between members of the UK Government coalition, with George Osborne seeking a more severe cut to renewables support,” the Scottish National Party (SNP) said in a statement. “The Scottish Government has sought to maintain an approach consistent with the rest of the UK, but without knowing what level of support renewable energy producers are set to receive next year, companies are finding it difficult to make plans for job-creating investments in Scotland. Earlier this week Scottish Power expressed their concern that these delays were harming invest...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/27161/scotland-c...

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