NAO: Locking bigger biomass plants out of clean energy contracts to cost consumers £100m a year

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NAO: Locking bigger biomass plants out of clean energy contracts to cost consumers £100m a year

Government hints cap on power plants to be dropped, as analysis of CfD auctions concludes rule changes for 'fuelled technologies' drove up costs

As the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) slammed the government's green investment plans and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) branded the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) a "failure", the National Audit...

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