UK slides down renewable rankings due to ‘hostile policy environment’

The government’s energy policy has seen the UK’s international attractiveness as a place to invest in renewables generation continue to fall

Offshore wind is one of the few industries earmarked for investment. Photograph: Nuttawut Uttamaharad/123RFThe UK’s “hostile policy environment” for renewable energy investment has been blamed for its downgrading in an influential international ranking.

Consultancy EY’s latest renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI), published on 10 May, shows the UK slipping down two places since September to 13th position.

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