Non-solar FITs could plummet from 2014

The government will lower feed-in tariffs for non-solar renewables if take-up is excessive. But ‘excessive’ levels for some technologies have been set quite low.

The government could rapidly drop feed-in tariffs for anaerobic digestion (AD) and wind power projects from 2014 if just a few dozen projects are developed a year.

But at present there is little industry concern about this happening.

On 20 July, the energy and climate department (DECC) issued its response to a February consultation on feed-in tariffs (FITs) for non-solar renewables.

Under FITs, the owners of renewables up to five megawatts peak capacity receive a subsidy for each kilowatt hour of electricity they generate.

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