Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:44 pm on 16th March 2016.

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Photo of Lord Wallace of Tankerness Lord Wallace of Tankerness Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords 7:44 pm, 16th March 2016

I am interested in what the noble Lord is saying. He seems to be saying that if there is clear evidence of a significant financial investment being made before a planning decision was made, developers will qualify for the grace period. Why is he not currently doing the same for onshore wind, where the cut-off seems to be far more arbitrary?