The UK experienced record high deployments of onshore wind capacity last year. But far from cracking open the champagne in response to the new data, the industry has instead reiterated that the pipeline of new projects will continue to contract sharply without a change in government policy. More onshore wind capacity was installed in 2017 than any other year, according to a report released late last week by trade body RenewableUK. A record 2,611MW of onshore wind capacity was added to the grid – representing more than 20 per cent of all onshore wind capacity in the UK.
Business Green 3rd Sept 2018 read more »
The UK Government is risking billions of pounds of new investment opportunities by failing to open up new avenues to deployment for the onshore wind sector, according to a new report from industry body RenewableUK. The UK achieved record levels of installations for onshore wind capacity in 2017, as more than 2,600MW came online. According to the report, future levels of growth are at risk as onshore wind is currently blocked from competing for new power contracts under the Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions.
Edie 3rd Sept 2018 read more »