The Blog - What’s happening in wind

Posted

21/10/2016

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Take note, UK leaders! 73% of Brits back onshore wind



The British public believes in wind energy even more than previously thought, research published this week has shown.

Climate charity 10:10 commissioned ComRes to carry out the poll to tie in with the launch of its campaign, Blown Away, which aims to demonstrate to the UK Government that British people back wind energy, and secure more high-level support for the sector. ComRes found that 73 ...

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Posted

29/02/2016

Author

George Beechener

Green business is big business. Let’s not miss out.

At last, some positivity.

That has been in short supply for those working in UK wind, solar and tidal, given the slew of government policies hitting their sectors.

Yet, a largely positive prognosis for UK renewables was given by business leaders, academics and government representatives at an event held by the Westminster Environment, Energy & Transport Forum last month. Why are they so ...

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Posted

16/12/2015

Author

George Beechener

UK support for fracking at odds with approach to wind

Fracking in the UK has consistently struggled to get off the ground—or, indeed, under it. But this could be about to change.

In November, communities and local government secretary Greg Clark announced that the government would begin to assert greater control over the fracking planning application process, after controversy over two potential fracking sites in Lancashire.

So what should the ...

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Posted

22/06/2015

Author

Guest Author

Building Offshore Wind In Indian Waters

Guest post by Charles Yates, managing director of CmY Consultants.

The Indian government has plans to radically increase renewable energy generation in India and is actively seeking foreign help to do this.

The government has set a target of more than doubling the existing 21GW of wind generation to 45GW by 2020, and foreign investment is critical to funding the new renewable energy projects ...

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Posted

06/05/2015

Author

Richard Heap

RenewableUK Urges UK Leaders To Embrace £900m Wind Sector


Onshore wind added more than £900m to the UK economy in 2014, new research has shown. But this economic activity is at risk after the general election on 7th May. 

That is the warning from trade body RenewableUK, which published a report by BIGGAR Economics about the contribution of onshore wind to the UK economy. It is a timely report, as there is set to be wrangling over policy between pote ...

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