CLA victory for small renewables projects.

21 October 2013

The CLA has scored a victory for landowners investing in small-scale renewables projects.

The Association, along with the NFU, Renewable Energy Association, RenewableUK  and ADBA has successfully lobbied the Government to continue to accept new small-scale solar, anaerobic digestion, onshore wind and hydro power installation of between 50 kW and 5MW until 2017 as part of the Renewables Obligation.

CLA President Harry Cotterell: "I am delighted the Government has confirmed that the Renewables Obligation will remain open for small-scale projects. These are of exactly the size that most CLA members invest in and install on their land.

"The power of a united industry has made the Government listen and we look forward to working closely with the Department for Energy and Climate Change in future to ensure its decisions are based on what is best for generating renewable energy."