The government must urgently re-examine its policy for supporting established renewables if it is to meet climate objectives, research and analysis firm Cornwall Insight has said. In a letter addressed to energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry, Cornwall Insight has urged the government to re-examine its current policy stand and, more pertinently, consider the introduction of support frameworks for established renewables, suggesting how a ‘CfD Floor’ could work in practice. The letter, drafted by Cornwall Insight chief executive Gareth Miller and supported by 10 organisations from across the renewables sector, welcomes the progression of a third CfD allocation round, but stresses that meeting binding climate targets stands to become more challenging against changing macro political and economic issues. These factors have resulted in the letter’ co-signees to call on energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry to urgent re-examine her department’s policy for established renewables and, crucially, to consider allowing so-called Pot One technologies to compete once again, albeit through a revised CfD floor structure.
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