REA comment on ‘Big Reset’ over green charges – 17th July

  • Following news that the government plans a ‘big reset’ on ‘green taxes’
  • Solar industry to be targeted
  • Only good-value green energy to be supported’

Reacting to the news, Head of External Affairs James Court said:

“If the government really are determined to cut emissions in the most cost effective way, technologies such as solar, biomass and onshore wind are the cheapest technologies to do this, yet are also the technologies most often getting attacked”

“Solar is the closest to grid parity, and we need to ensure it has a smooth transition to post-subsidy, not a cliff edge that threatens the industry, the cost reductions and investor confidence.”

“The REA and KPMG are releasing the most authoritative report to date on how the government can achieve this next week, and we hope to work with them on the recommendations”

–ENDS–

For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

James Court
Head of External Affairs, REA
+44 (0)20 7925 3570
jcourt@r-e-a.net

Notes to editors

About the Renewable Energy Association (REA)
The Renewable Energy Association represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable energy in the UK across power, heat, transport and renewable gas. It is the largest renewable energy trade association in the UK, with approximately 750 members, ranging from major multinationals to sole traders. For more information, visit: www.r-e-a.net.