02 March 2020
The CBI has responded to Government proposals to lift of the block on onshore wind competing in Change for Difference (CfD) auctions
James Diggle, CBI Head of Energy and Climate Change, said:
“New Government proposals that would allow onshore wind and solar to compete again in CfD auctions are extremely welcome. This is something that the CBI has called for to ensure that this decade delivers progress towards our net-zero target for 2050.
“The proposals to extend CfD auctions to 2030 will support a wide range of renewables, including our successful offshore wind sector, by giving businesses the certainty they need to grow and invest.
“This is an important move that will not only make the UK’s journey to net-zero more achievable, but also more affordable for consumers by using the cheapest available technologies that can deliver real benefits to the wider economy.”