Scotland’s chief planner, John McNairney, has written to heads of planning to remind them that Scotland’s policy supports onshore windfarms, and says that remains the case despite energy secretary Amber Rudd’s statements requiring strong community
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Excluding onshore wind from bidding for support available for low-carbon generation could add £30 million per year to the cost of meeting UK targets, and it should have access to a bigger subsidy pot than offshore wind, according to new research f
In the past five years, infrastructure fund managers and private equity firms have increased their holdings in the onshore wind sector, driven by the prospect of low-risk, stable returns generated by operational projects grandfathered under the Re
Dramatic changes to planning and subsidies for onshore wind were announced in June and have been followed by reports that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has overspent its budget to support renewable energy projects during the n
Plans to close the Renewables Obligation (RO) to wind projects in April 2016 will save the bill payer “hundreds of millions of pounds”, said secretary of state Amber Rudd when she announced the closure in June.
Andrew Whalley, chief executive of Renewable Energy Generation, talks to New Power about the problems facing onshore wind - and how he hopes to push forward projects in the company's pipeline