CCC calls for level playing field for low-carbon energy in the 2020s

Most new renewable capacity urgently needed in the 2020s could be delivered subsidy-free despite higher system costs

by Paul Hatchwell
Renewable energy sources will need fewer subsidies through the 2020s if costing of alternative generation from gas is based on realistic carbon pricing linked to decarbonisation, says the CCC (photograph: Nuttawut Uttamaharad/123RF)
Renewable energy sources will need fewer subsidies through the 2020s if costing of alternative generation from gas is based on realistic carbon pricing linked to decarbonisation, says the CCC (photograph: Nuttawut Uttamaharad/123RF)

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