Thirty town planners working for wind energy companies have written an open letter to their professional body, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), about the interventionist stance of communities secretary Eric Pickles over onshore wind proje
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EDF Energy Renewables has sold a majority stake in three of its UK onshore wind farms to China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN).
The UK market for wind turbines is showing “increased signs of activity” from developers who want to qualify for the Renewables Obligation before it expires in 2017, according to turbine supplier Vestas.
published, includes proposals which would mean that all power generation schemes between 25MW and 50MW would be determined by Welsh ministers rather than local planning authorities (ie councils) as so-called Developments of National Significance (
Ecotricity and Skanska have announced a 50:50 joint venture, named Skylark, aimed at developing up to 350MW of onshore wind capacity over the next five years.
The increasing controversy over proposals for a massive increase in wind generation in the Irish Republic is posing a big headache for the state’s independent planning agency An Bord Pleanala, the Irish equivalent of the Planning Inspectorate in E