Renew On Line (UK) 46
Extracts from NATTA's journal
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1.Government replies to Select Committee
‘The Government accepts that the absolute level of UK Government expenditure on energy RD&D is currently lower than its competitors. After a long period however, during which expenditure was substantially reduced, the trend has begun to be reversed in recent years.’
So said the government in its response to the very damning report on...
2.UK Power Crash?
Will the UK power system fail to meet demand for electricity- as happened in the NE of the US this summer? The subsequent brief blackout in London in August certainly worried a lot of people. So could a major crash happen here...
3. More support for Energy Crops
It’s not all doom and gloom in the energy crops world. Although the ARBRE issue still casts shadows (see Renew 145), progress is being made on building up the fuel supply chain. DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is planning to provide £3.5 m to support biomass suppliers...
4. Rewiring the UK
The Transmission Issues Working Group (TIWG) final Report emerged recently, and includes some estimates on how much it will cost to strengthen the grid system so that it can cope with the inputs from renewable projects, especially offshore wind projects...
5. Renewables need more funds
‘The Government has big plans for green electricity, but with no money on offer, the outlook is grey’, so said Oliver Morgan writing in The Observer on 20 July. That emerged as a common theme in much of the mediareactions to the governments recent moves on renewable energy policy...
6. Big push for SW Renewables
Following on from the revised planning guidance produced by the SE Regional Assembly (see Renew 145), RegenSW has produced a renewable energy strategy for the South West Region. It’s based on “Renewable Energy Assessment and Targets for the South West”, a report produced by the Government Office for the South West (GOSW)...
7 Scots do like wind
The vast majority of people who live near wind farms in Scotland are happy with them, according to a comprehensive new opinion poll released by the Scottish Executive in Sept. Three times as many people say a wind farm has had a positive impact on their area as say it has had a negative impact...
8. UK Renewables roundup
9.2003 UK Energy Statistics
CHP at all time low
The latest Digest of UK Energy Statistics (‘DUKES’), the authoritative document on energy use in the UK, reveals that the Government has failed to achieve
10. International Roundup