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Policies to encourage Renewable Energy

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Here is a summary of interventions / strategies to encourage an expansion in the supply-side capacity of the UK renewable energy industry.

Renewable energy in the UK

Policies include:

  1. Minimum carbon price floor for emissions trading
  2. Feed in tariff schemes for solar and biomass
  3. Regulating emissions limits for power plants 
  4. Relaxation of planning restrictions for onshore wind farms
  5. Interest-free loans for purchase of renewable energy equipment

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