Government’s claims of CfD ‘triumph’ go down like ‘lead balloon’

The government’s response to last week’s Contracts for Difference auction “went down like a lead balloon” at a meeting with offshore wind developers on Tuesday (12 September), an industry source has told Utility Week. In an emergency House of Commons debate on the same day, energy minister Graham Stuart was accused of “complacency and chutzpah” by one opposition MP after hailing the latest auction round as a “triumph,” despite the complete absence of offshore wind bids.

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