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Renewables industry calls for greater policy certainty following RO closure

Renewables industry calls for greater policy certainty following RO closure


The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has called for greater policy certainty from the government following the closure of the Renewables Obligation (RO). The RO, which was closed to new applications on Friday 31 March, was described by the group as “the single most important” support for the recent growth in renewable electricity generation. The REA urged BEIS to use the Industrial Strategy and forthcoming Clean Growth Plan to support the future construction of low-carbon electricity generation projects. James Court, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the REA said: “Without the RO the industry is left with the Contracts for Difference mechanism, while this does support new generation auctions take place at unpredictable intervals and the policy is prone to government more directly picking winners.”