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Green Subsidies, Feed In Tariffs ‘Essential’, DECC Reassures

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In the wake of David Cameron’s comments, DECC has moved to reassure green industry that there are no plans to modify or scrap funding support and Feed in Tariffs.

The government has moved to reassure the waste industry that funding support schemes such as Feed in Tariffs for the energy-from-waste and anaerobic digestion (AD) projects are not under threat.

It follows comments made by David Cameron during Prime Minister’s Question Time in the House of Commons yesterday (October 23), in which he suggested that the government would “roll back some of the green regulations and charges that are pushing up bills”.

The PM’s comments followed recent and proposed increases in household bills by several major energy companies, which he said was “unacceptable” and the government would attempt to tackle through “better regulation”.

As a result, with details of any changes yet to be announced by the government, there has been concern that this could impact on funding and investment in the likes of energy-from-waste (EfW), anaerobic digestion (AD), gasification and waste wood biomass projects.

DECC

But in the wake of Mr Cameron’s comments, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has moved to reassure the waste and recycling industry that there are no plans to modify or scrap funding support schemes such as Feed in Tariffs, the Renewables Obligation and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

‘No one is talking about changing support for large-scale renewables or Feed in Tariffs, which are essential for investor confidence in the renewables sector and our commitments to a low-carbon economy.’

DECC spokesman

A spokesman for DECC said: “No one is talking about changing support for large-scale renewables or Feed in Tariffs, which are essential for investor confidence in the renewables sector and our commitments to a low-carbon economy.”

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