A series of proposals have been outlined by the government aimed at upgrading the current energy infrastructure.

It set out plans for the next allocation round of renewable subsidies as well as detailing proposals to phase out coal generation (hopefully by the middle of the next decade).

They also confirmed that the application process for next contracts for difference allocation round would have £290mn of annual support available for technologies including offshore wind and would open in April 2017.

A consultation exploring options to regulate the unabated coal-fired power station off the system by 2025 was also announced.

Business and energy secretary Greg Clark stated: “We’re sending a clear signal that Britain is one the best places in the world to invest in clean, flexible energy”

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