Renewable Energy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 16th September 2020.

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Photo of Lee Anderson Lee Anderson Conservative, Ashfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the volume of (a) jobs, (b) investment and (c) GVA that could be stimulated throughout the UK in the event that all those onshore wind, solar and offshore wind sites predicted to bid into the Contract for Difference Auction Round 4 are successful in that auction round.

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

The low carbon economy is a success story, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs, and it will continue to grow as we deliver net zero. The Government has not estimated the volume of jobs, investment and GVA that could directly be created or stimulated as a result of the Contracts for Difference Allocation Round 4. Auction outcomes are dependent on many factors including the auction parameters, which are yet to be set. However, we work closely with industry to maximise the opportunities for UK suppliers from projects with approved Supply Chain Plans.

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