Renewable projects face closure at year end, MPs warned

Many renewable energy projects supported by the non-fossil fuel obligation (NFFO) may have to shut down when existing contracts expire at the end of 1998, according to evidence presented to a parliamentary inquiry. Renewables developers warned that reliance on "green electricity" trading schemes would fail to deliver the Government's target for renewable energy, and called for a continuation of the NFFO support mechanism.

The House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee's inquiry into "aspects of energy policy" was spurred by the Government's review of the security of electricity supply and moratorium on new gas-fired power stations (ENDS Report 276, pp 14-16 ).

On 28 January, the Committee heard evidence from representatives

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