Oral Question | Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy Infrastructure

Posted on: 11th July 2011

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat)

My right hon. Friend mentioned the review of the renewables obligation certificates. He will be aware of the great opportunity presented by the wave hub project located off the north coast of myconstituency. In respect of the review, however, what reassurances can he give me and the House that there will be an even playing field north and south of the Scottish border?


Christopher Huhne (Secretary of State, Energy and Climate Change; Eastleigh, Liberal Democrat)

The devolved Administration—the Scottish Government—have the ability to vary ROC support somewhat, which they do in the case of advanced marine renewables. We are determined on both sides of the border to see progress on those technologies, because they have enormous potential in the years to come, and I am sure that there is enough to satisfy those both south and north of the border.