The UK’s fledgling wave and tidal sector will not fill its ring-fenced 100MW allocation for Contracts for Difference (CfDs) before 2020, the industry believes.
EDF has announced plans to extend the life of its Dungeness nuclear power plant by ten years. The 1050MW twin-unit station is undergoing a £150 million upgrade and the extension, which will mean the plant can operate until 2018, has been approved
Vestas has launched an investigation after a blade on one of its V47 turbines detached and fell to the ground at a wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland.
Ofgem has given distribution network operators (DNOs) a “final opportunity” to avoid a referral to the Competition and Markets Authority over their practice on new connections.
Any agreement on limiting carbon emissions negotiated later this year in Paris could be fatally weakened by geopolitical tension, lack of trust in national governments and the change in oil prices, speakers at the launch of the Word Energy Forum’
The need for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is becoming more urgent and it should take a higher priority in energy and climate policy, according to a report from Ricardo AEA that assessed progress taht had been made following the EU’s CCS Direct
The rents from activities like shale gas oil or oil extraction should be used to set up a “wealth fund” to invest in improving the natural environment.
Infrastructure bill moves on, gets fracking amendments, but moratorium is rejected
New uncertainty has been created around the allocation process for Contracts for Difference (CfDs) as four offshore wind farms thought likely to enter the auction round have to do so under threat of judicial review of their development consent ord
The Renewable Energy Association's broad membership means it can focus on developing an economic renewable energy industry, its chief executive tells Janet Wood.