There have been reports in both the Financial Times and the Daily Telegraph over recent days (see the links below) that DECC is briefing on plans to remove the RO for onshore wind earlier than expected and possibly on 1st April 2016.

No official announcement has been made as yet and we will certainly watch the situation as it develops over the coming days, not least to observe whether DECC opts for a similar style of “consultation” and “grace period” for its onshore wind strategy which it passed through on ROs for large scale solar (and indeed for changes to the rules for biomass conversion in December 2014).

The large scale solar RO announcement was the subject of a Judicial Review challenge by Prospect Law acting on behalf of four solar companies in the High Court [2014] EWHC 3677 (Admin). The case is currently before the Court of Appeal and is due to be heard in the coming months.

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