Renewables Obligation (Scot) Amend Order 2014
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The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014
1 April 2014
Energy - Scotland
The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014 revises the renewables obligation to support the transition to contracts for difference (CFDs). Electricity generation qualifying for CfDs is not eligible for renewables obligations certificates.
The amendment also revises sustainability criteria and greenhouse-gas reporting requirements for biomass used in electricity generation. Two new Scottish-specific bands are introduced for offshore wind generation, including turbines not fixed to the seabed.
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