Decisions, decisions – contracts for difference, the renewables obligation or both?

Decisions, decisions – contracts for difference, the renewables obligation or both?


August 2014 will see the launch of contracts for difference under the Electricity Market Reform programme and the Energy Act 2013. Most of the key regulations in this area have been laid before parliament and now they just need to be made.  August 2014 should therefore also be the start of the transition period between the renewables obligation and contracts for difference.

Up until the introduction of contracts for difference, the renewables obligation was the main support mechanism for large scale renewable energy projects in the UK and it works by p

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About the author:

Simone is an environmental law specialist and is head of LexisPSL Environment.

Simone moved to LexisNexis from Clyde & Co where she trained. Whilst at Clyde & Co Simone gained experience in contentious work, including large scale arbitrations, private claims and regulatory breaches, and a variety of non-contentious issues. Some of her experience includes the EU Emissions Trading System, the domestic Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, environmental due diligence, Energy Performance Certificates, permitting requirements and contaminated land.

Simone has written a number of articles, which have been published in various journals and is a trustee of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA).