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T​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍​he essay word limit is 2500 words including footnotes and bibliography (10% leeway is permissible). The essay should critically assess the question below and use footnotes to cite all the sources it is using. For an excellent grade aim to meaningfully engage around 10 academic sources (peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books). Make sure your essay follows a clear and coherent structure –Make sure that your essay directly addresses the question below. The essay topic is: Are Contracts for Difference (CfD) sufficient to promote renewable energy in the UK to the extent required to meet the Government’s obligations under the Climate Change Act? Critically analyse the role of subsidies in the renewable energy promotion, the UK’s experience with CfDs. Sources and referencing • Use footnotes • For an excellent grade aim to meaningfully engage around 10 academic sources (peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books) • No specific style required but you must include author, title, date, and source (journal/book/publisher/institution/webs​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍​ite) • Make sure to use credible sources (not Wikipedia/YouTube videos) Structure and requirements • Short introduction with essay statement and outline • Main body – arguments • Use headings and paragraphs • Consider counterarguments • Support arguments with evidence, examples, and authority • Short conclusion • Proofreading – free online services eg Grammarly • Collaboration and plagiarism READINGs o T. Muinzer, Climate and Energy Governance for the UK Low Carbon Transition: The Climate Change Act 2008 (Palgrave, 2018), p. 41-81 (available online through Primo) o P. Crossley, Renewable Energy Law: An International Assessment (CUP, 2019, available through Primo) Chapter 5 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO EXPLORE o The Department for Business and Industrial Strategy’s web page on Electricity Market Reforms provides general information and links on the CFD scheme. See: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/contracts-for-difference/contract-for-difference o UK Energy White Paper 2021 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/energy-whi​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍​te-paper-powering-our-net-zero-future