Renewables

Green energy to cost global economy trillions

Green energy to cost global economy trillions

Research from the University of Cambridge has found that the burst of the “carbon bubble” will lead to another drastic downturn of the global economy that will cost trillions of dollars. In the case of such a downturn, the study predicts mass unemployment that would result in the populist leaders […]

Swansea tidal project set to be rejected

Swansea tidal project set to be rejected

A £1.3 billion tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay is expected to be rejected by ministers in the coming days due to the vast subsidies it would require from UK taxpayers. Provisional backing of £200 million was provided by financial institutions led by Prudential for the proposal by Tidal Lagoon […]

Cambridgeshire wind turbine catches fire in thunderstorm

Cambridgeshire wind turbine catches fire in thunderstorm

An 89m wind turbine caught fire during recent thunderstorms in Cambridgeshire, raising questions over the reliability of the renewables sector. The fire service that was called out at around 7.50am said parts of the turbine had fallen off and debris had been scattered around the area. A nearby resident said: […]

UK energy policy has led to “intermittent and unreliable” supply

UK energy policy has led to “intermittent and unreliable” supply

Britain’s energy mix is focused on the introduction of more forms of renewable energies, however these are unreliable and intermittent, and it is unclear as to what will fill the gap when these fail, according The Sunday Times. In a piece for the broadsheet paper, John Collingridge said: “Much like […]

Growth in independent renewable projects declining

Growth in independent renewable projects declining

Independent renewable projects have seen the lowest levels of growth in the UK for year as green subsidies from the government come to an end. As a result of the reduction in government financial support for renewables, the number of projects has fallen drastically due to concerns over the financial […]

Speyside communities short changed by EDF wind payments

Speyside communities short changed by EDF wind payments

Communities across the Speyside area in Scotland have claimed they are being short changed by £16 million by EDF Energy over the Dorenell Wind Farm being built. Under Scottish Government guidance, communities are entitled to annual payments of £5,000 per megawatt of energy produced, however EDF are only offering £2,000 […]

Scottish government call in planning application of wind farm development

Scottish government call in planning application of wind farm development

The Scottish government has called to question the planning permission application of Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL)’s for an onshore wind farm development. Politicians from across the board have questioned the decision that will see ministers assess the application, rather than the East Lothian Council, due to the timing of […]

Burning wood pellets is worse for environment than using coal

Burning wood pellets is worse for environment than using coal

Research suggests that the use of wood pellets as a source of power is worse for the environment than the use of coal – and is being subsidised by British consumers. Acres of trees have been felled in the US and shipped over to the Drax power station in North […]