RenewableUK is welcoming the publication of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy.
RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Hugh McNeal said: “This Government has unveiled an ambitious plan which sets us firmly on a course to deliver the modern, clean energy system which the UK needs. Ministers are seizing the global opportunity to lead on low-carbon economic growth. It’s great to see a commitment in the Strategy to the development of a Sector Deal for offshore wind, and to see wave and tidal energy, and floating offshore wind, specifically recognised for their enormous potential. We also welcome the announcement that island wind projects will have the opportunity to compete in future auctions”.
“Government is clear that clean growth is a priority for the UK, and that the low-carbon sector can help to increase the competitiveness and productivity of our economy in the decades ahead, creating high-value jobs as well as taking effective action on climate change. However, what’s missing is clarity on how the lowest-cost technology, onshore wind, can deliver for UK consumers”.
RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries. Formed in 1978, and with more than 400 corporate members, RenewableUK is the country’s leading renewable energy trade association.