UK proposals to increase tax on low-carbon technologies such as battery storage— announced as Britain had its first week without using electricity from burning coal since the 1880s— have come under fire from the renewables industry.
Renewable Energy Association
Government proposals to remove a ‘capacity cap’ to help fast-track energy storage projects in England have been welcomed by renewables industry leaders.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation into whether existing planning policy regulations applying to large-scale storage projects with a capacity of 50MW or more should be changed.
UK Renewable Energy Association (REA) head of policy Frank Gordon (pictured) praised the idea— but urged ministers to “go further”.