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Report calls for reform of small wind sector

Report published by RenewableUK calls on government to make urgent changes to Feed-in Tariff, or risk damaging small and medium wind industry

According to the report, the current Feed-in Tariff penalises small-scale wind which has seen deployment decline by 77 per cent.

It makes the following urgent recommendations:
-The reinstatement of the 15kW bracket
-A slower rate of degression for the sub-500kW wind sector
-Amendments to the preliminary accreditation policy process

RenewableUK’s small and medium wind development manager, Louisa Coursey, said: “These changes are simple, cost neutral and could be implemented quickly, but would have a significant effect on returning the sector to confidence.

“It would be a crying shame if we allowed this great British success story to fail, losing what has become a significant part of the rural economy.”