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Rishi Sunak under fire from Tory MPs over net zero after offshore wind auction ‘wake up call’

Sam Hall, director of CEN, described the auction as “disappointing”, and added: “The cap on offshore wind bids should have been increased when supply chain inflation and higher interest rates substantially pushed up costs.

“Even with these cost rises, offshore wind is cheaper than gas as well as substantially cleaner. The delay to these projects will leave the UK dependent on volatile international gas markets for longer,” he said

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