Energy Infrastructure: Use of British Steel

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th July 2016.

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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 12:00 am, 14th July 2016

On the subsidies for renewables, we have made it clear that we must balance the need to keep costs down for consumers with the need of new technologies to be subsidised in order to deploy and keep their costs down. On offshore wind, we have made it clear that we see huge potential for the cost trajectory to go down. The offshore wind industry already has a target of 50% UK content, and I am certainly encouraging it to be more ambitious. That would absolutely include the use of British steel.