DECC wins Energy Bill battle

The long-awaited Energy Bill was approved by Parliament yesterday without any amendments to the government’s onshore wind plans. That means the DECC’s grace period criteria for wind farms due to the early closure of the Renewables Obligation won’t be affected. Opposition peers wanted to extend the grace period until 31st March 2017 for wind farms […]

UK confirms grace period for onshore wind projects

The UK Government has set out details of the grace period criteria for onshore wind projects following a consultation. It confirmed projects with planning consent, grid connections and agreements to use the land by 18th June will be eligible for the one-year grace period. Those that meet the criteria but have struggled to secure investment […]

DECC invites views on onshore wind grace period

The UK Government is inviting views from developers and stakeholders on its proposed grace period for onshore wind projects. It comes as the government confirmed it will scrap support for new onshore wind projects from April 2016 under the Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme. The proposed grace period will apply to projects that are able to: […]