There have been renewed calls for clarity on the plan for renewables subsidies, particularly over the arrangements for upcoming contracts for difference (CfD) auctions. The government has been urged to outline how much money will be available and what technologies will be eligible for the three auctions scheduled to take place within the current parliament. Pöyry principal consultant Andrew Kelly said the sector is unsure as to what is going to happen with the auctions. “There’ll be one this year but we don’t yet know when,” he said. “We don’t yet know what kind of budget’s really available. Beyond that we know even less.”
Utility Week 12th July 2016 read more »
Brexit; It’s been the buzz word dominating the media recently and it’s likely to continue for some time. The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left both supporting sides of the ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ campaign in a somewhat collective state of uncertainty as to how this decision will impact the country right now and in the future years. There seems to be many questions, concerns and anxieties regarding how this will impact both our personal lives and businesses. Energy Jobline, a specialist energy jobsite, has recently been talking to several businesses specifically looking into how renewable energy employers feel about the recent decision to leave the EU. The fact that clients were not prepared to publicly announce their feelings shows that there are still many uncertainties surrounding the decision to leave the EU and how this will directly affect the renewable energy industry. From our initial talk with our clients there was a general feeling of needing more clarification, but at the same time a belief in the strength of the renewable energy industry and its future in the UK. In these transformative times we need to remember that with change comes opportunity, and renewable energy businesses were quick to highlight that being both adaptive and reactive to changes will essentially determine the future success of their business.
Renewable Energy World 8th July 2016 read more »