Renewable energy producers have warned that further uncertainty over government support could put jobs at risk.
The Department for Energy and Climate Change unveiled its post-consultation Renewable Obligations Certificates banding review yesterday.
This confirmed a 10% reduction in support for onshore wind farms from April 2014. Offshore wind schemes and most other renewable energy projects will also see a reduction in support, albeit at a slower rate up until 2017.
Wave and tidal schemes under 30MW will see a confirmed 250% increase in support.
However, there will be a call for evidence on onshore wind industry costs, and a further consultation on reduced support levels for large-scale solar projects. There will also be further reviews in the biomass and energy-from-waste sectors.
Martin Wright, chairman of the Renewable Energy Association, said: “We are concerned about the further reviews facing many technologies, which are likely to inhibit investment.
“At such a critical time for the economy, this country cannot afford any further political wrangling that puts at risk future investment and job creation.”