Commenting on the Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Committees Electricity Market Reform report, RenewableUK, the countrys leading renewable energy trade association, said that in order to "seal the deal" on renewables the Government needs to get two policy areas absolutely right: the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) and the 2020 delivery roadmap.
Dr Gordon Edge, RenewableUK Director of Policy, said: As the ECC report has stated, the one size fits all approach of the current EMR proposals could be benefiting other technologies more than renewables. This needs to change if the UK is to attract investment both in renewable projects and the manufacturing facilities announced in the last six months.
Further to steady long term support for wind, wave and tidal energy in the EMR and the ROC review, RenewableUK is asking the Government to back a strong target for offshore wind in the upcoming 2020 delivery roadmap.
RenewableUK correctly predicted that the UKs offshore sector would attract unprecedented manufacturing interest. We now need a healthy 2020 target to convert that surge of interest into jobs and factories, concluded Edge.