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1 The Future of Renewables Stuart Pocock Chief Operating Officer

2 Who we are The REA was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit trade association, representing British renewable energy producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the UK. The REA helps its members build commercially and environmentally sustainable businesses whilst increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the UK s electricity, heat, transport and green gas needs. Corporate membership of the REA consists of around 750 companies ranging from sole traders, farmers, installers, energy suppliers, service providers, major multinationals, project developers, manufacturers, organics recyclers and composters.

3 Who we are Sector groups Subsidiaries The Wood Heat Association is the UK s largest renewable energy trade body. Our various sector groups enable us to focus on sector-specific issues. Members can join our various groups concentrating on individual renewable technologies, energy market sectors, or application areas. Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd carries out a range of certification and consumer protection activities all of which promote sustainable energy.

4 What we do Publications & newsletters Conferences, Seminars & Workshops Growing technology sectors

5 UK Gov. Dept. of Energy & Climate Change s (DECC) indicative 2020 mix

6 REview Renewable Energy View REA, Innovas and PwC teamed up again to produce an industry-leading market report for a second year The renewable energy industry has brought over 40 billion of private sector investment since This investment has enabled the industry to sustain over 112,000 jobs in 2014, up 8.7% from 2013, and deliver 7 % of UK energy. REA, Innovas & PwC: REview Renewable Energy View: 2015, 14 th May E-book available:

7 EMPLOYMENT: Jobs increased to over 112,000 Analysis by Innovas reveals that: Growth in jobs across the UK renewable energy value chain from 103,000 people in 2012/13 to 112,055 at the end of 2014 Grown 7 times faster than national average employment growth: Office for National Statistics reported average growth of 1.2% during the same period East Midlands, North West England, London and Scotland saw particularly large increases The highest performing sector was in biomass heating; increased 19% across UK

8 INVESTMENT: 2014 strong year for investment majority in renewable electricity Analysis by PwC revealed that: 40 billion was invested in UK renewables between 2010 and 2014 Majority of investment in 2014 was in renewable electricity, attracting almost 10 billion, with SOLAR the big winner at 4.5 billion Further 50 billion is estimated to be invested in renewables in order to achieve 2020 targets. No comment for renewable transport fuels - policy landscape is still uncertain

9 Progress: 2009 Renewable Energy Directive Source: June 2015 edition of Energy Trends publication, DECC, published 25 th June

10 Achieving 2020 renewable energy targets? PwC view of interaction between technology targets to meeting overall energy basis target. Source: REview Renewable Energy View: 2015, 14 th May 2015

11 Public Attitudes on Renewables remains buoyant (Source DECC, August 2015: Wave 14) Overall support remains high: > 75% No significant change in the last 2 years More significantly.only 4% oppose Recognise economic benefits: > 70 % Support for Fracking and Nuclear is at an all time low. What is the new government s opinion?

12 Conservative Manifesto Halt the spread of onshore windfarms because they fail to win public support and are unable by themselves to provide the firm capacity that a stable energy system requires. There is also a commitment to end any new public subsidy for onshore wind and change the law so that local people have the final say on windfarm applications. Provide start-up funding for new renewable technologies and research, but would only give significant support to those that clearly represent value for money. Push for a strong global climate deal in 2015 with the goal of limiting global warming to two-degrees. Continue to support the UK Climate Change Act, cutting emissions as costeffectively as possible, and not supporting additional distorting and expensive power sector targets. Continue to support the safe development of shale gas, ensuring that local communities share the proceeds through community benefit packages. Create a Sovereign Wealth Fund for the North of England, so that the shale gas resources of the North are used to invest in the future of the North. Continue to support development of North Sea oil and gas. Support low-cost measures on energy efficiency, with the goal of insulating a million homes by 2020, thereby tackling fuel poverty. Ensure that every home and business in the country has a Smart Meter by 2020, delivered as cost-effectively as possible.

13 Order of announcement 1 UK Government Policy changes since the Election Policy changes affecting renewables directly Applies from Applies to Removal of Levy Exemption Certificates ('LECs') for all renewable power generation. Some projects will lose c5% of revenue August 1, 2015 (< 4 weeks notice) Power: All existing & new renewable electricity projects 2 Watered down low carbon car incentives. Following the first year, all cars will pay the same vehicle excise duty, previously this varied based on emissions April 2017 Transport: Households paying Vehicle Excise Duty on cars 3 No new subsidies for Onshore wind. Implemented by banning onshore wind from the main (Renewables Obligation) support scheme, banning them from Contracts for Difference (proposed, not yet implemented) and probable changes to the small scale Feedin Tariff scheme to exclude 1.5 MW schemes (proposed, expected in January 2016). Varied Wind: New onshore wind projects 4 Zero-Carbon Homes delayed. Initial 2016 target date scrapped. Some action will be required by 2019 (non-domestic) & 2020 (domestic) to meet European targets July 2015 Energy Efficiency: Developers of new build homes 5 Sub-5 MW solar subsidies withdrawn from Renewables Obligation (RO), and grandfathering rights removed April 1, 2016 Solar: New solar PV projects from 22 June Ending 'grandfathering rights' for coal power stations converting to biomass in the RO. This is a key part of investor protection that will be withdrawn, impacting wider confidence in UK investments December 12, 2014 Biomass: Existing and new RO projects 7 Contracts for Difference auction delayed. Planned auction for large scale power for October 2015 delayed, final date awaited October 1 st 2015 Power: New renewable electricity projects, mostly large scale 8 Green Deal energy efficiency scheme scrapped. Funding not renewed for Green Deal finance company, meaning no new applications can be accepted Immediate Energy Efficiency: New applicants to scheme 9 Green tax target scrapped. Government will no longer increase green taxes as a proportion of overall revenues, for example fuel duty Immediate Wind, Solar, Transport, Biomass 10 FiT Pre-accreditation Scrapped. As of 1 October 2015 FiT projects will no longer be able to pre-accredit for support (note: may be reintroduced after January 2016, TBC) October 1, 2015 Power: New build <5MW FiT renewable power schemes 11 Proposed: Cuts to Feed-in Tariff support rates and quarterly deployment caps. Consultation closing 23 October proposes up to 90% cuts to generation tariffs and small quarterly deployment limits. No support for >1.5MW wind. Proposed FiT scheme closure to new generation tariff projects by April 2019, or January 2016 in certain circumstances. TBC - January 2016 Power: Solar PV, hydro, onshore wind, anaerobic digestion projects <5MW

14 Wider UK Energy Policy changes since the Election Order of announcement Wider policy changes to UK Energy Applies from Applies to Review of Business Energy taxation Changes to incentives for large organisations to cut emissions likely (the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme) Shale gas fracking will be allowed in Sites of Special Scientific Importance (SSSI). A U-turn from previous Government intention not to allow on sites of high biodiversity. Fast Tracked planning process for shale gas where central government can intervene in local planning applications. Green Investment Bank part privatised. Up to 70% of public bank to be sold, this could affect investment into innovative new projects Decommissioning of North Sea gas and oil plants to be part funded by UK taxpayer. This means added costs to every person s tax bill. In contrast every renewable project must fund 100% of their clean up costs. Total North Sea decommissioning costs could exceed 50bn. TBC- Autumn Immediate Immediate TBC est. January 2016 Existing and new participants on CRC scheme (TBC) New shale gas projects New shale gas projects Wind, Energy Efficiency, Biomass, Other Oil and gas sector 6 Continued support for nuclear subsidies. No mention at any stage of cutting the CfD s available to nuclear power or reevaluating value for money Ongoing New nuclear projects

15 Looking forward

16 Renewable energy costs will continue to fall KPMG UK Solar beyond subsidy the transition

17 Energy storage Battery storage cost will continue to fall rapidly Will allow more flexible self consumption of on-site generation and export to the grid Energy storage (power and heat) will become a standard feature in many commercial new-builds and some households

18 Heat Nearly Zero Carbon Buildings Work with stakeholders to ensure renewable heat plays its full part Building Regulations Ensure Building Regulations review delivers appropriate support for onsite Renewables Energy Act 2011 Ensure requirement for landlords of domestic and non-domestic properties are required to have EPC ratings E or above by 2018/19 Heat Networks Develop policy strategy and options for heat networks via inclusive stakeholder process working with other Trade Associations. to include heating, cooling and community ground loops for heat pumps Business Rates Review Ensure they promote or at least do not disadvantage renewables

19 How energy is delivered is changing Steve Holliday CEO National Grid said recently. the idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated In the past all consumers got the same. One size fits all. Now one size will not fit all. People will want to interact with energy in many different ways.

20 Thank you Renewable Energy Association 25 Eccleston Place Victoria London SW1 9NF Tel: Web: GROWING THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ECONOMY

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