Government must not slip back into complacency on CfDs

The government must not slip back into the complacency that ultimately led to the failure of the latest Contracts for Difference (CfDs) auctions to attract any bids from offshore wind projects, an industry expert has warned. Earlier this week, the government announced hikes to the strike price caps for next year’s auctions but Adam Bell, director of policy at Stonehaven, said further changes are needed to prevent a repeat of the problems that emerged during allocation round five (AR5).

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