The SNP’s manifesto pledges to allow solar power to take part in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, if the party is elected in the General Election in December. The party has said that it will prioritise investment in clean, cheap forms of electricity generation, in particular solar and onshore wind. It will do this by reforming the types of support available for the technologies, including allowing them access to CfD. The Committee on Climate Change has previously called on the government to allow solar power to take part in CfD. In its 2019 progress report, the Committee said that by effectively blocking solar from taking part it was slowing decarbonisation efforts. This was mirrored by James Richardson, the chief economist of the National Infrastructure Commission, who called the effective blocking of solar and onshore wind from CfDs a “real failure of the system”.
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