25 Jul '12, 8pm

U.K. Boosts Gas While Cutting Subsidies From Wind to Biomass

The Department of Energy and Climate Change cut subsidies for onshore wind 10 percent, offered less financial support than expected for biomass and said it may cut solar further. Drax Group Plc, owner of the U.K.’s largest power station and biomass consumer, fell by a record. Gas drillers get a tax credit worth 500 million pounds ($776 million). The decision caps weeks of debate within Prime Minister David Cameron’s coalition government over the scale of support for renewables after Conservatives called for a 25 percent cut in the wind subsidy. The Renewable Energy Association said it’s concerned the government’s decision to review wind and solar support levels will hold back investment. “There are some disappointments,” said Gaynor Hartnell, chief executive officer of the REA. “Wind developers have been prepared for this modest reduction. There is good news for hydro and ...

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