We call on the Conservative Government to end their plans to stop Renewables Obligation (RO) support for onshore wind farms in Scotland.
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Scotland enjoys 25% of Europe’s entire wind resource and 11,000 people are employed in the renewable energy industry in Scotland.
The Conservative Government intends to close the RO support for onshore wind power, threatening the Renewables Industry, jobs and causing a crisis of confidence in infrastructure investment.
Onshore wind power is the cheapest form of renewable energy, based on EMR average bids:
Onshore Wind £81.94/MWh over 15 years
Biomass Conversion £111.66/MWh over 15 years
Advance Conversion £118.06/MWh over 15 years
Offshore wind £141.10/MWh over 15 years (including FIDeR)
Nuclear – Hinckley £92.50/MWh over 35 years
Swansea Tidal Barrage £168/MWh over 35 years
To ensure onshore wind power remains the most effective and feasible renewable energy source for the UK, providing energy security, investment and jobs then we must act now before it is too late.
Join us! Together we can persuade UK Government to consult constructively with Scottish Government and Renewables Industry to support the lowest cost renewable technology.
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