BEIS says renewables in UK key to security of energy supply – reNews

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A diverse source of local renewable technologies will be key to ensuring the security of energy supply during the UK’s transition to net zero, according to UK Energy Minister Greg Hands.

Hands told the Industry and Regulators Committee today that this will be primarily a government responsibility.

He added that as the UK continues to move forward with renewable energy development, there will be greater security of supply and reduced dependence on fluctuating fossil fuel prices.

BEIS Managing Director for Energy and Security Joanna Whittington said Whitehall will look to further modify future CfD cycles and upgrade the UK’s current capacity grids to facilitate such a transition.

Further adjustments to future auctions will also help attract foreign investors to the UK renewables sector as the CfD continues to evolve, added Whittington.

Hands said he was confident in UK industry’s attractiveness to foreign investment given the certainty government policy provides.

“They will know that the UK is very serious about the supply chain and making sure that there are also the jobs and skills that come with this investment,” he said.

“I think one area we need to work on more is to introduce them to the benefits and opportunities in the UK.”


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