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  • The Cabinet Office has intervened in the commissioning of offshore wind farms in an attempt to speed up the process.The move has been requested by Shell and is backed by the British Wind Energy Association and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The industry is keen to avoid ...

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  • Wind energy may be the fastest-growing electricity generation technology in the UK right now, but it would have grown even faster if so many developments has not been turned-down for planning permission. Simon Tribe looks at planning issues for onshore wind.

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  • The Prince of Wales does not want to have any links with events or groups that promote onshore wind farms.and believes that they are a blot on the landscape the spread of which must be must be halted before they ruin some of Britain's most beautiful countryside. The Prince also believes that Britain...

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  • As part of the Energy Bill, ministers will announce a reduction of up to a quarter in the value of Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs.) Rocs are the means by which wind farms are subsidised meaning onshore wind farms will be killed unless if the promoters are prepared to invest without a guaran...

  • This note sets out issues to do with the planning process for onshore wind development. It applies to England only. The planning process used to determine onshore wind development will depend on the size of the proposed development. Wind farms which have an output of over 50MW will go through a dev...

  • This briefing note provides an overview of academic research on the role, processes and  distribution of benefits from onshore wind farms. It outlines the significance of early and ongoing dialogue with communities; the need to take account of the particular local context; and the importance of...

  • Many wind farm operators are making huge profits as part of a Government environmental policy that is also pushing up electricity prices. It was suggested most onshore wind farms could operate on half the level of available subsidies. Wind farms and tidal barrages could add more than a £1 billion a ...

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  • The Committee on Climate Change says nuclear would be the most cost-effective way of providing low-carbon electricity into the next 50 years and has called for about 14 new plants by the end of the next decade meaning extending plans to build 12 reactors on seven sites by 2025. The committee also cr...

  • In an attempt to channel funds into wind farms, a scheme of lucrative investment opportunity has been created to offer returns of 20 per cent a year. Hundreds of millions of pounds of investors' cash from all over the world is being channelled into the UK to take advantage of lucrative tax breaks an...

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  • Balfour Beatty has completed an £9mn project to install an onshore substation servicing Westermost Rough wind farm. The project included the installation of a gas insulated switchgear building housing supervisory control and data acquisition panels, batteries, low voltage panels and controls, transf...

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