Why Scotland must embrace its renewables potential. Patricia Hawthorn of Shepherd & Wedderburn says the next Contracts for Difference auction in May 2019 provides an opportunity for the nation’s clean energy sector – if it plans ahead. The renewables sector in Scotland has every reason to be cheerful based on announcements this week confirming May 2019 for the next auction for Contracts for Difference and further auctions every two years. These auctions will focus on ‘less established technologies’ – in essence offshore wind (almost certainly fixed foundation) and the so called ‘remote island wind’ – with government backing of up to £557 million.
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