UK’s DECC launches consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme

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UK’s DECC launches consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme

The UK’s state Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched a consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme.

The FITs scheme was introduced in 2010, with a comprehensive review of the scheme in 2011-12 introducing several changes. Alongside the Renewables Obligation and, more recently, the Contract for Difference regime, FITs is part of a set of initiatives to encourage the deployment of renewable energy across the UK.

The objectives of the scheme on its introduction were:
  • Encourage deployment of small scale (up to and including 5 MW) low-carbon electricity generation;
  • Empower people and give them a direct stake in the transition to a low-carbon economy;
  • Assist the public take-up of carbon reduction measures;
  • Foster behavioural change; and
  • Help develop local supply chains and drive down energy costs

The consultation sets out proposals for a fundamental review of the FITs, intended in the short term to control scheme costs effectively. This is within the context of our success so far in deploying renewables under FITs against UK's 2020 projections.

See Consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme:

http://ippjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/FIT_Review_Con_Doc.pdf

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