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RO closes to onshore wind as Energy Bill becomes law

RO closes to onshore wind as Energy Bill becomes law


 

The government’s Energy Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 12 May, closing the Renewables Obligation (RO) to new onshore wind. Under its original plans, the government had intended that the closure would, with grace periods, be implemented from 1 April, but the legislation was subject to a series of delays in its final Parliamentary stages. The new law also creates the framework to formally establish the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) as an independent regulator and gives it new powers. Energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd said: “By strengthening the [OGA] and giving it powers to drive greater collaboration and efficiency in the industry, this Act shows that the broad shoulders of the UK are committed to helping our oil and gas industry attract investment, support jobs and remain competitive for the future.”      

 

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