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Renewables Obligation

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 205719, tabled on 15 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what reason a Renewable Obligation Certificate banding review for cuts to the large-scale PV Renewable Obligation band in 2015 and 2016 was ruled out as an option in the recent Renewables Obligation consultation.

Answered on

17 July 2014

The Government may carry out a banding review of RO support in England and Wales for any technology at any time if certain legislative conditions are met. As indicated in our consultation document and impact assessment, it is not clear that any of the conditions are met to trigger a banding review of solar support at this time. These are available on DECC's web page:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-changes-to-financial-support-for-solar-pv.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change