Renew On Line (UK) 48
Extracts from NATTA's journal
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1. Even more offshore wind
Following on from the commitment made last July to support a second expanded round of offshore wind farms (see Renew 145), the Department for Trade and Industry ( DTI) has announced agreement on sites for 15 new projects around the UK coastline, based on applications from developers approved by Crown Estates, which owns and will lease out the sites. If all goes well, the new wind farms are expected to be producing electricity by the end of the decade and should provide...
2. BETTA , RO and Carbon trading
Not BETTA ?
The proposal in the new British Electricity Trading and Transmission Arrangements, to allow electricity supply companies to charge generators extra for long distance transmission, have been seen, in a new ILEX report for Scottish Power, as likely to significantly increase the costs of the often remotely sited renewables in Scotland- possibly increasing the transmission costs for a typical wind farm...
3. Wind - in the city and in the forests
Urban wind spreads
Urban wind projects are proliferating. We noted in Renew 145 that there were plans to install three 1.5 MW Enercon turbines on the site of the old Ford motor works in Dagenham, east London and that there were plans for a projects in Dundee and Norwich. Adding to the trend, the Guardian (Nov 20th) reported, Hammersmith council....
4. Green Alliance : PSI report on Funding
The Green Alliance is a lobbying group which tries to influence public policy through, amongst other things,carefully researched and targeted publications. With the current government spending round in mind, they commissioned a report on ...
5. Solar, Tidal, Hydro and biomass
More PV solar
Last December, the DTI announced a further £1.8m worth of allocations under the £20m Major Photovoltaic Demonstration Programme- for 16 new projects. These are the sixth set of medium and large scale proposals approved ...
6. Throwing caution at the wind
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7. CHP gap confirmed
A 20% gap in the delivery of the Government’s target for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) was confirmed in a study last year, Lord Whitty, Minister for Sustainable Energy, commented ‘The signals are clearly flashing amber on the road ...
8. Long-life energy deal
Energy consumers could benefit from lower bills and help to combat climate change by being able to sign up to longer contracts with energy companies through a new pilot project announced last Nov. by the government, which suggested that...
9. EU News
Europeans like wind
Wind power and renewables are very popular with people in areas where wind farms are built, or have been proposed, across Europe and beyond, according to a review published by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)...