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
Four offshore wind farms in Scotland have received development consent, Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing has announced.
RWE “will not progress Galloper in its current form,” the utility has announced. RWE's partner in the project, SSE, which has a 50% interest in the 340MW wind farm, announced in March that it wanted to put the project on hold.
Amber Infrastructure has announced it is the funder for the UK’s largest roof mounted solar panel array at Marks and Spencer’s East Midlands Distribution Centre at Castle Donington. It will supply and install the 24,000 PV panels involved.
The Renewables Obligation will close to solar PV arrays larger than 5MW on 1 April 2015, the DEpartment of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has confirmed.
EU reluctantly clears Hinkley Point C
"The risk of disruption to energy supplies this winter is no higher than it has been in recent years," Rachel Fletcher, senior partner for markets at Ofgem, told attendees at the regulator's winter outlook seminar at the end of October.
The regulator wants a System Operator with a co-ordination role, competition in building network assets, and consistent frameworks for different network types