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    Looks like New Wind Turbine subsidy to end year early ???

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    Re: wind turbine subsidy

    ROC's not FiT's

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    Re: wind turbine subsidy

    I think it is FITs on all wind turbines:
    http://www.nfuonline.com/news/press-...-all-turbines/

    If anyone is thinking of putting a turbine up before then please be aware that C&F Green Energy have stopped servicing work they have already been paid for:
    http://www.cfturbinegroup.org.uk/for...hread_id=77151

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    Re: wind turbine subsidy

    The NFU link says possibly FiT's so it all looks a bit unclear.
    What I have been told is that it is relevant to larger turbines .
    I must admit that when I first read the announcement I assumed it was FiT's as well but was told otherwise later.. All will become clear I guess in time.
    One thing the announcement did refer too was the scheme ending one year early and that must be ROCs as the FiT I believe was due to run until 2021 (?) I think.

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    Re: wind turbine subsidy

    Quote Originally Posted by RGT View Post
    Looks like New Wind Turbine subsidy to end year early ???
    I also heard that VAT on renewables is going from 5% to 20% soon. Don't know if that's just a rumour. Anyone else heard that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by linga View Post
    The NFU link says possibly FiT's so it all looks a bit unclear.
    What I have been told is that it is relevant to larger turbines .
    I must admit that when I first read the announcement I assumed it was FiT's as well but was told otherwise later.. All will become clear I guess in time.
    One thing the announcement did refer too was the scheme ending one year early and that must be ROCs as the FiT I believe was due to run until 2021 (?) I think.
    The conservatives aren't keen on wind turbines, that's for sure. Of course they can close any scheme (ROCs/FITs) early if they wish, so you have to weigh up is it worth taking a punt and getting grid connection and planning approval with the chance that it could all be money down the drain if the tariffs are gone. That's your gamble.



    Quote Originally Posted by mongrel View Post
    I also heard that VAT on renewables is going from 5% to 20% soon. Don't know if that's just a rumour. Anyone else heard that?
    It's always been 5% for Domestic and 20% for Commercial (e.g. farming).

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    Re: wind turbine subsidy

    surely there will be a grace period,ive one nearly passed planning,waiting on bat survey

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    I had a look back at the ministers statements and she says the recent announcement referred to ROCs but they are starting a review of FiTs.
    It's pretty clear what they want to do and there is this talk of exceptions for " community" schemes. The devil is in the detail there.
    So no change in FiTs yet but even for ROCs there is a grace period for those with existing planning and pre accreditation seemingly.
    That's how I read it anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by zsnotdead View Post
    surely there will be a grace period,ive one nearly passed planning,waiting on bat survey

    Look into preliminary accreditation as soon as you get it passed. That might help hold it. Grid connection is likely the biggest hurdle anyhow

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    Re: wind turbine subsidy

    ... a cautionary tale in this week's Scottish Farmer
    http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/n...ocket.27341746

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    Re: wind turbine subsidy

    Quote Originally Posted by zsnotdead View Post
    surely there will be a grace period,ive one nearly passed planning,waiting on bat survey
    "Nearly passed planning" is nowhere with the govt sadly. Passing planning AND having grid connection secured is halfway.

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