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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We must take decisions on decarbonising heat in this parliament, devolving responsibility to local authorities so solutions are “tailored to local circumstances”, Keith MacLean, co-chair of the UK Energy Research Partnership, told the Heat Confere
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
The governance of the UK’s energy industry is too complex and expensive and it presents barriers to new entry. It should be streamlined to cut 30 bodies to three: a ‘delivery body’, an industry codes body and an independent system operator (ISO).
Government attempts to present a consistent energy policy fell apart in November as a major speech by Amber Rudd, secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) – flagged as setting the direction for energy policy – was u