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Bright Blue responds to the Government’s announcement to increase the maximum Contract for Difference (CfD) maximum strike price for offshore wind projects by 66% to further cement the UK as a world leader in clean energy. 

Sarah Kuszynski, Research Assistant of Bright Blue, commented:

“After a disastrous allocation round for Contracts of Difference earlier this year, the Government’s decision to raise the Maximum Strike Price is very welcome. 

It will go some way to attract record levels of renewable investment – imperative for the UK’s advantage in developing new technologies and delivering on net zero targets. 

This announcement will put some much-needed ‘wind into the sails’ of the offshore wind sector.”

Bright Blue recently called for the increase in the maximum Contract for Difference (CfD) stroke price for offshore wind.



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