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New energy secretary shows her green credentials

 
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PS_RalphW



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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 4:04 pm    Post subject: New energy secretary shows her green credentials Reply with quote

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/energy/windpower/11611050/Amber-Rudd-No-more-windfarms-unless-local-people-say-yes.html

No more windfarms unless local people say yes, says new Energy Secretary

Amber Rudd also said that she would make it easier for energy companies to frack for gas in national parks

SO fracking to go ahead in the face of massive local objections, but wind turbines can be vetoed by a few nimbies.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Err...'green' is the right word. She has a lot to learn.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016, a year earlier than expected.
There will be a grace period for projects which already have planning permission, the Department of Energy and Climate Change said.
But it is estimated that almost 3,000 wind turbines are awaiting planning permission and this announcement could jeopardise those plans.
Energy firms had been facing an end to generous subsidies in 2017.
The funding for the subsidy comes from the Renewables Obligation, which is funded by levies added to household fuel bills.
After the announcement was made, Fergus Ewing, Scottish minister for business, energy and tourism and member of the Scottish parliament, said he had warned the UK government that the decision could be the subject of a judicial review.
"The decision by the UK government to end the Renewables Obligation next year is deeply regrettable and will have a disproportionate impact on Scotland, as around 70% of onshore wind projects in the UK planning system are here," he added.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33177025
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wind subsidy petition
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/overturn-the-removal-of-onshore-wind-subsidies
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