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Renewables to 2020: its not just the shale gas challenge
In mature economies full blooded growth has yet to replace recession. Even allowing for pre-credit largesse , in the West normal financing has not been resumed.
- President Obama, in his inaugural address, did not lip sync his commitment to deal with the challenges posed by climate change, but he also said,
“The path toward sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult."
Read Jonathan Johns guest lead article from EY's CAI issue 36 which posits an investment framework for renewables to 2020 , discusses the impact of tthe shale gas challenge and highlights the three tier energy market that is emerging : in North America, Europe and Asia (with other fast growth markets).
Are we doing enough to keep the lights on ? Aug 2012
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Comments on Energy Bill update 1 March 2013
It is vital to allow independent energy generators to auction renewable energy under the CFD/fit regime.
Only in this way can independents be sure of obtaining the benefits offered by the scheme.
Of course a straightforward fixed tariff subject to digression by the back auctioning of all renewable energy would provide greater certainty for investors and therefore better value for the taxpayer/consumer .
It would even be possible to introduce step down tariffs which were much cheaper in later years providing real savings as the scheme progresses e.g as with wind in Germany.
Moreover auctioning of renewable electricity in this way would also remove significant barriers to entry for new suppliers.
It remains odd why these simple measures remain unexplored by Decc and why under the ERM strategy fixed tariffs were modelled artificially e.g £90 for 20 years for onshore wind rather than dropping rates after 5 or 7 years to amounts closer to brown power rates.
Unfortunately the UK seems wedded to creating complex regimes which by their very nature increase costs unnecessarily: providing more stimulus for the consultation industry than the renewable sector itself.
Without the ability to auction the cfd element of the fit is likely to dog UK energy policy for many years to come.
Its inevitable that more and more unforseen consequences of the CFdfit will reveal themselves as the policy evolves- leading to the prospect of many years of uncertainty as occurred when the RO was first introduced.
One thing is certain
"it will have renewable developers and investors reaching for advisors and lawyers to help them navigate the new post 2017 universe. see"the-energy-bill--2012.php which provides copies of hearing submissions
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