UK: Landowners celebrate victory for small-scale renewables projects

UK: Landowners celebrate victory for small-scale renewables projects

A LANDOWNERS’ lobbying group is celebrating after the Government agreed to accept small-scale renewables projects as part of the Renewables Obligation.

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), along with the NFU, Renewable Energy Association, and RenewableUK has successfully lobbied the Government to continue to accept new small-scale solar, anaerobic digestion, onshore wind and hydro power installation of between 50 kW and 5MW until 2017 as part of the Renewables Obligation.

CLA East regional director Nicola Currie said: “I am delighted the Government has confirmed that the Renewables Obligation will remain open for small-scale projects. These are of exactly the size that most CLA members invest in and install on their land.

“The power of a united industry has made the Government listen and we look forward to working closely with the Department for Energy and Climate Change in future to ensure its decisions are based on what is best for generating renewable energy.”


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