Government urged to double CfD pot as Johnson dodges green pledges

The government has been urged to double the capacity of onshore renewables in the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction. The call by not-for-profit organisation Regen was issued ahead of Boris Johnson keynote address at the Conservative Party Conference at which he was expected – but failed to - pledge all UK electricity generation would come from clean energy sources by 2035. The prime minister was accused of peddling "popular platitudes opposed to concrete policy on renewable energy" in his speech which made only passing reference to net zero and COP26.

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