• Wind Turbines May Grow Twice As Tall

    • Date: 27/03/18
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Dozens of wind farms could be rebuilt with turbines twice the height of existing ones under plans to keep sites operating for at least another 20 years. More than 750 turbines at 60 sites are coming to the end of their operational lives, with less than five years remaining of the 20-year period for which […]

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  • Europe Feels The Heat As Russia Standoff Risks Energy Crisis

    • Date: 25/03/18
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Behind the glass-paned curve, desks stand bare. They used to house traders, employed by one of the most powerful energy companies in the world, negotiating the deals that resulted in cargoes of liquefied natural gas arriving in Britain. But now the chairs are empty. It wasn’t long ago that Russia’s Gazprom had one of the […]

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  • Scottish Power Chief: You’re Bonkers If You Think We Will Build Offshore Wind ‘Subsidy-Free’

    • Date: 21/03/18
    • The Energyst

    Scottish Power chief executive Keith Anderson has questioned the apparent obsession with achieving ‘subsidy-free’ renewables, warning it will not happen any time soon for technologies such as offshore wind. Anderson took part in a panel debate around ‘post-subsidy’ renewables at Aurora’s Spring Conference. Asked which markets are most attractive to parent company Iberdrola in terms […]

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  • British Government Scrutinises Energy Security Amid Russia Tensions

    • Date: 18/03/18
    • Jillian Ambrose, The Sunday Telegraph

    Government officials are undertaking a rash of reviews into energy security as political tensions between Russia and the UK continue to escalate. For the first time, the Government’s official quarterly energy report at the end of the month will lay bare the UK’s reliance on Russia for winter gas. Meanwhile, officials are in crunch talks […]

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  • ‘UK Must Boost Fracking To Reduce Reliance On Russian Energy’

    • Date: 17/03/18
    • Energy Live News

    The UK Government needs to speed up the development of fracking to improve the country’s energy security and make it less reliant on imports from Russia. That’s according to the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF), which says in light of the “crisis” in British-Russian relations, planning laws regarding the controversial energy source need to be changed as quickly […]

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  • Russia Crisis: GWPF Calls On Government To Speed Up UK Shale Development

    • Date: 16/03/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 16 March: In light of the crisis in British-Russian relations, the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) is calling on the Government to get its act together and speed up the development of UK shale gas.   In a submission to the shale gas inquiry by the UK Parliament’s Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, the GWPF […]

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  • Green Flop: Electric Car Sales Tumble Over Price And Plugs

    • Date: 16/03/18
    • The Times

    The number of electric cars sold in Britain has fallen by a third since the start of the year, amid concerns that motorists are being put off by high prices, limited battery range and a lack of roadside charging points. Industry figures show that fewer than 1,000 battery powered cars have been sold since January […]

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  • Scottish Wind Company Goes Bankrupt As UK Govt Cuts Green Subsidies

    • Date: 15/03/18
    • The National

    A wind turbine maker has collapsed citing international competition – and Westminster support cuts to the renewables industry. Gaia-Wind, which celebrated the roll-out of its 1000th device from Glasgow last April, has appointed a provisional liquidator. The company moved its operations to Scotland from Denmark seven years ago and had clients in countries including Tonga, Australia and Italy. Yesterday […]

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