Hooray! No New Subsidies For Green Energy Until 2025, UK Government Promises

Government accused of ‘turning their back on renewables’ after saying there will be no more money for new low-carbon levies

 The Treasury decision will deal a blow to companies hoping to build new windfarms, solar plants and tidal lagoons.

Companies hoping to build new windfarms, solar plants and tidal lagoons, have been dealt a blow after the government said there would be no new subsidies for clean power projects until 2025 at the earliest.

The Treasury said it had taken the decision to “protect” consumers, because households and businesses were facing an annual cost of about £9bn on their energy bills to pay for wind, solar and nuclear subsidies to which it had already committed.

The revelation that there will be no more money for projects before 2025 could dash hopes for pioneering projects such as the proposed £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea, which has a mooted launch date of 2022.

In a Treasury document on carbon levies published on Wednesday, officials said: “On the basis of the current forecast, there will be no new low-carbon electricity levies until 2025.”

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via The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

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November 23, 2017 at 04:11AM

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