DECC publishes report on deployment potential and costs of renewables

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published a study on deployment potential and projected costs of renewables, by consultants Arup, on Friday 10 June. The study revealed that 35% of the UK's generating capacity could be supplied from renewable sources by 2020. The aim of the study was to provide a baseline for a consultation this summer on financial support levels available to projects during the transition period 2013-17, before the Renewables Obligation is phased out. Energy minister Charles Hendry said the report provided a detailed picture that would inform DECC's work in the future, he commented that it is vital government support for renewable electricity encourages investment and represents value-for-money for consumers.

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