Consultation outcome

Electricity intensive industries - relief from the indirect costs of renewables

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Electricity Intensive Industries - relief from the indirect costs of renewables: government response to the public consultation

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Detail of outcome

This document sets out the issues raised by stakeholders through the consultation and the government’s response. Further detailed guidance will be issued later in 2015, once we have received state aid approval from the European Commission.

Detail of feedback received

We received 47 responses to the consultation. Of these, we received:

  • 25 from companies
  • 21 from trade associations or industry representative groups
  • 1 from an academic institute

Original consultation


We're seeking views on the proposed eligibility proposals for providing relief from the indirect costs of renewables.

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Consultation description

The government is consulting on eligibility for schemes designed to provide relief to electricity intensive industries from the indirect costs of renewables.

This comprises of compensation from the renewable obligation (RO) and feed-in tariffs (FIT), which was announced in Budget 2014, and re-consulting on Electricity market reform: contracts for difference costs exemption eligibility- CfDs which ran from 4 July 2013 to 30 August 2013.


Published 31 July 2014
Last updated 19 January 2015 + show all updates
  1. Government response published.
  2. Minor amendment to the consultation document
  3. First published.