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The risks ahead for UK renewable energy agenda

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The UK will require substantial external funding to reach net zero by 2050, with academics estimating that it could take £6trn of capital investment. In addition, renewable infrastructure projects require investors to commit capital for decades to achieve their targeted returns. Consequently, the consistency of the regulatory regime and government policy is of paramount importance if we are to convince investors of the relative attractiveness of UK renewables.

However, recent administrations have often appeared to make policy without full consideration of the complexities and limited engagement with the industry.

In an article originally published by Net Zero Investor, Portfolio Manager Ryan Boothroyd warns that inconsistent regulation and policymaking risk making the country a less attractive destination for international infrastructure investment.

Read the piece in full here: UK renewable energy leadership ‘under threat’ | Netzeroinvestor

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