Clean Energy Cash Back

    March 2010

    This coming 1 April will mark a significant change to the renewables sector in the UK with the introduction of the Government's Clean Energy Cash Back Scheme (the 'Scheme'). The Scheme is a feed-in tariff mechanism (akin to those which have operated with some success in Germany for many years) whose goal is to incentivise increasing numbers of householders, communities and small businesses to become renewable or low-carbon generators, rather than simply consumers, of electricity.

    In this Review we summarise the key features of the Scheme and take a brief look at how it interacts with the RO and various other existing and new policy measures across the sector.