Letter: Wind of change
Friday 26 March 1999
Market-led demand is helping some renewable energy businesses to grow and contracts under the statutory Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation (NFFO) support many others. But, however welcome the growth from customers' free choice may be, its full potential is hard to predict. On the other hand, the NFFO provides the certainty of long-term contracts and has driven down renewable energy prices, but, it may need replacing and so it features in the DTI's renewable energy review. That review, which has been the subject of detailed consultation, now looks likely to lead to another consultation.
There are many ways in which renewable energy could be supported. It is hard to choose between them unless politicians are explicit about what they want renewable energy to achieve. The Government's expectations of energy generally are varied and some seem to conflict with each other. The UK's young renewable energy industry is caught up in the conflict and if it is to be spared serious damage, it needs the Government's role in its future to be clarified without undue delay.
Association of Electricity Producers
The best TV shows and films coming to the servicetv
Watch the new House of Cards series three trailerTV
Oscars 2015It was the first time Barney has compered the Academy Awards
Oscars 2015 From Meryl Streep whooping Patricia Arquette's equality speech to Chris Pine in tears
Oscars 2015 Mexican filmmaker uses speech to urge 'respect' for immigrants
TV ReviewThe intrigue deepens as we delve further but don't expect any answers just yet
Razzies 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards 'honours' Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 2 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 3 Dakota Johnson's 'It's only Isis' Saturday Night Live sketch sparks controversy
- 4 Robert Mugabe eats a zoo for 'obscene' 91st birthday party
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Broadchurch series 3: David Tennant and Olivia Colman to return for third season, ITV confirms
Downton Abbey Christmas special 2014, review: Love is everywhere, actually
EastEnders may bring transgender character to Albert Square to challenge 'traditional' viewers
Spectre: Director Sam Mendes teases clips from upcoming James Bond movie
Indian Summers recommissioned: Channel 4 confirm a second series of British Empire drama
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how Corporation is funded
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'