Renewable Energy: Scotland

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide a ringfence for early-stage technologies within the Contracts for Difference mechanism to support for Scotland’s wave, tidal and floating wind sectors.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The next Contracts for Difference allocation round is planned for 2021. A consultation on potential changes closed on 29 May. We are now considering submissions, including from those sectors requesting a ringfenced or minimum allocation, and will publish a response in due course.

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