11 September 2017
Commenting on the results of the Renewable Auction, WWF Head of Energy and Climate, Gareth Redmond-King said:
"This is excellent news for clean power in the UK. Offshore wind is now considerably cheaper than new nuclear; coupled with other renewables & smarter systems, this should be the final nail in the coffin for the delayed and expensive Hinkley Point. Support for offshore wind from UK energy bills has helped to halve the cost of generating its electricity, whilst boosting jobs, bolstering UK economic growth and bringing down the overall cost of power generation. Onshore wind and solar already challenge fossil fuels on price, and now offshore wind joins their ranks.
“We are not far from realising a low carbon future, but we need to hear plans for the next round of auctions as part of the UK Government's Clean Growth Plan - and we need to see the whole strategy for cutting emissions over the next decade."