It turns out in the Budget book that the Government’s solution to all this is not to have a Levy Control Framework at all from now on. This is announced in a curious section in the Red Book which says in the same paragraph that “Government will continue to support low carbon electricity as it becomes more cost competitive”, but “in order to protect consumers there will be no new carbon electricity levies until the burden of such costs are falling”, and then “on the basis of the current forecast, this means that there will be no new carbon levies until 2025”.
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Another nuclear power plant has closed in Germany as part of the country’s nuclear phaseout. The closure of Gundremmingen B leaves just 7 nuclear plants left in Germany, compared to 58 in France. With renewable energy now cheaper than nuclear power, it’s time for the UK to adopt its own phaseout plan.
CND 15th Dec 2017 read more »