Energy policy: the latest development for UK renewables

N/A | July 31, 2018

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The government faces some tough decisions to tackle climate change and reduce the UK’s carbon footprint, but last week it made a huge step towards its renewables targets by backing offshore wind energy. The Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry announced that from 2019, offshore wind and remote island wind energy providers will be able to bid for substantial government contracts. This decision follows immediately on from the recommendations set out by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) in its first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), which outlined a strategic vision for how the UK’s infrastructure needs should be met over the next 30 years.

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