Wind Power: Investment

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Labour, Southampton, Test

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the amount invested in onshore wind projects planned to begin before 31 March 2017 which have not yet received Renewables Obligation Certificates.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Onshore wind has made a valuable contribution to the UK energy mix in recent years and we are confident that it will make its expected contribution to the UK’s carbon reduction and renewables targets. We will consider carefully the level of investment that developers are likely to bring forward under the proposals announced by my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State on 18 June.

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