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Industry concerned about proposed cuts to biomass and solar subsidies

The Renewable Energy Assocation (REA) said today the government’s latest proposals to cut solar and biomass subsidies willl make renewable energy projects “unworkable”.

REA chief executive said the government must acknowledge the benefits renewables can bring and then provide a “stable and effective policy framework to achieve it”.

“Instead of ramping up progress,” said Hartnell. “Government is actually making the project development process unworkable for some technologies.”

Her comments come after the Department for Energy Climate Change began a consultation exercise on proposals to reduce solar subsidies by 25% - from 2 Renewable Obligation Certificate (Roc) to 1.5 Rocs from 2013 - and a cap on biomass subsidies.

Full consultation details can be found here for solar and biomass.

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