Although there are immediate concerns for the delivery of short-term energy security along with pressures to commit to the longer-term global energy transition, Finance counsel Victoria Judd believes green energy remains at the forefront of national infrastructure planning, creating an attractive investment opportunity. Judd states this is further supported by the UK’s use of the Contracts for Difference (Cfd) scheme, the government’s primary mechanism for supporting low-carbon electricity generation.

The use of the CfD scheme has grown to be more appealing to investors as it offers stakeholders a lower risk and better margins, specifically for offshore wind projects, and is likely to be more desirable in the near future due to the model’s flexibility.

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