Energy Bill threat to renewables and growth

The government risks serious criticism and damage to the UK’s future growth and prosperity if it misuses its power over energy policy

Baroness Worthington is shadow speaker on energy and climate change in the House of Lords and director of NGO SandbagFor UK investors in renewable energy, the government’s latest Energy Bill makes unsettling reading. When energy secretary Amber Rudd announced in parliament that the government would cut off subsidies for new onshore wind she name-checked Conservative MPs in her speech. They then stood up in turn and called out for more, attacking offshore wind and solar power, with some calling for an end to all forms of renewable energy.

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