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REA Welcomes Letter to Prime Minister

20 November 2013

UK - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has welcomed the open letter sent to David Cameron from the Energy and Climate Change Committee, which asks the Prime Minister to confirm that the green levies review will not undermine investment in the sector.

REA Head of Policy Paul Thompson said: “Ed Davey’s public reassurances that renewables funding is not at risk have been very helpful for investors. A clear statement from the Prime Minister would eliminate any lingering doubts altogether, and ensure that the renewables industry has the confidence it needs to secure investment and create new jobs across the country.

“Home-grown renewable energy and home-insulating energy efficiency are the two key ingredients to stable, affordable energy for the long-term. They shield us from the risks of ever increasing fossil fuel prices and they preserve a safe environment for the future. The question of how public investment is raised is a fair one though, and we are open to new suggestions, provided they do not undermine jobs and investment.

“With a capacity crunch looming from 2015, the Government cannot afford any further delay to the construction of new low carbon generation, such as biomass, solar, waste and wind energy.”

To read the letter, click here.

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