April 17th, 2015

Twisting in the wind

by Laurence Elliott

 

As the May election draws nearer, the UK wind industry waits to see what effect the new government will have on the development of onshore wind. Back in December 2014, David Cameron told the Commons Liaison Committee of senior MPs that the Conservatives would not subsidise any new onshore turbines if they were to win the general election, claiming that the public are “frankly fed up with so many wind farms being built that won’t be necessary”.

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January 10th, 2014

The shock of the renewable

by Laurence Elliott

 

The UK’s energy system is currently undergoing a period of permanent change. The European Union’s Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) has spelled doom for a number of fossil fuel power plants. In many parts of Europe, an increase in renewables is already changing the structure of electricity markets with profound implications for how we manage and transmit power.

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