17 Sep '12, 10am

Ed Davey set to launch onshore wind costs review

Businesses will be invited to contribute to a new government reviews of onshore wind energy costs and potential new community benefit schemes that could lead to further cuts to the subsidies available for the renewable energy technology. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey agreed to launch a review of costs in early September after winning a battle with the Treasury over the depth of cuts to onshore wind subsidies under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme earlier in the year. FURTHER READING Updated: Top 10 UK onshore wind farms Updated: UK breaks 4GW wind energy barrier The July announcement on subsidy levels from 2013-2017 confirmed Davey's preferred reductions of 10 per cent from April 2013, rather than the deeper cuts proposed by Chancellor George Osborne. Reports this morning vary over the timing of the promised review, but a spokeswoman for the Department ...

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