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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has today released outline details of the pot capacities and caps for the Contracts for Difference Auction Round 4 to be held in December 2021.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:

“This auction comes at a crucial time for the UK’s climate leadership and I’m very pleased to see that greater renewable capacity will be unlocked by what is being set out today, particularly recognising Scotland’s offshore expertise and ambition.

“While we are pleased that a balanced range of technologies will be supported, we are concerned that as little of 1.5GW of onshore wind could be secured, which would fall far short of what is needed to meet net-zero goals. We were also hoping that more ringfenced support would be offered to our impressive tidal sector, which stands ready to demonstrate its’ growth potential by deploying at the next level of commercial scale.”