On Friday 8 September, DESNZ published the results of Allocation Round 5 (AR5) of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, which commenced on 30 March 2023.
Low carbon generation
In a joint release issued on Thursday 24 August, RenewableUK, Solar Energy UK, and Scottish Renewables announced the publication of a Cornwall Insight (CI) report that has found that a different approach in Ofgem’s aims to reform electricity markets could be achieved without risking investment in renewable energy.
On Friday 14 July, the Business and Trade Committee published the government’s response to the BEIS Committee’s Eleventh Report of Session 2022–23, Decarbonisation of the power sector.
On Tuesday 4 July, RenewableUK, Energy UK and Scottish Renewables published a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Grant Shapps, urging the government to make urgent changes to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme.
On Wednesday 28 June, the REA (Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology) published its Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA) report, Enabling a secure, flexible, and decarbonised electricity market fit for the future.
On Wednesday 28 June, the Climate Change Committee called on the government to commit to more ambitious net zero delivery, following the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan (CBDP) being published.