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Tesco to Sell Feed in Tariff Solar Panels

Supermarket giant Tesco is to start selling solar panels in the UK according to the Timesonline today. The UK Feed In Tariff is programmed to start on Thursday 1st April and expected to result in a substantial number of people starting to generate...

Posted March 28, 2010    

GE to Create 2000 Green Jobs in the UK

Wind turbine manufacturer GE announced this week that it plans to spend 110m Euros (US$147m) and create up to 2000 green jobs in the UK.  The company is to join other wind turbine manufacturers who have recently decided to invest heavily in the...

Posted March 26, 2010    

Conservative Energy Policy Goes Live

The Conservatives want to put in place an offshore wind energy grid and “take the poison out of onshore wind” according to their energy policy released this week. Shadow Prime Minister David Cameron says the Conservative policy paper “Rebuilding...

Posted March 25, 2010    

China Pilots Battery Storage Project

The Chinese State Grid company is to join the energy storage seekers this year according to state news agency Xinhua this week. The State Grid is set to build a pilot integrated renewable energy power storage system this year utilising battery...

Posted March 11, 2010    

Micro Renewable Energy Generators Seek Higher Feed in Tariff

UK guaranteed green electricity tariffs are creating serious interest in small scale renewable energy generation this year. There is however a group of people not so happy about the detail of the feed in tariff proposals. For the pioneers who...

Posted March 7, 2010    

Infrastructure Planning Commission Lift Off

The UK’s new Infrastructure Planning Commission opened its doors to major infrastructure planning applications this week. The first applications are anticipated from the energy and transport sectors including several wind farm proposals (Atlantic...

Posted March 3, 2010    

Centrica CEO Doubts Offshore Wind Farm Delivery

The CEO of British Gas owned company Centrica has warned that the delivery of a 3rd round of UK offshore wind farms is “questionable”. Centrica CEO Sam Laidlaw told Timesonline today that the company has doubts as to whether the proposed 32...

Posted February 26, 2010    

Conservative Proposals for ‘Open Source’ Planning

Newly announced Conservative proposals for the UK Planning system would make it harder for wind energy companies to build wind farms without the support of immediate neighbours. The Tories say that on-shore wind farms are not appropriate in all...

Posted February 25, 2010    

Advertising Standards Agency Rule Against Wind Farm Protestors

The UK Advertising Agency (ASA) has this week ordered anti- wind farm campaigners to stop using misleading material in their leaflets. The leaflet produced by a campaign group ‘Vale Villagers Against Scottish Power’ was designed to create fear in...

Posted February 20, 2010    

Climate Challenges at Canadian Wind Farm Site

Wind energy companies are treading new ground this month by trialling wind turbines at extreme low temperatures in Canada. The Wind Energy TechnoCentre is the developer and owner of a new 2 turbine trial project known as “Site Nordique Experimental...

Posted February 15, 2010    

Storm Brews Over UK Electricity Needs

Electricity regulator ‘Ofcom’ announced this week that there is doubt over the energy market delivering sustainable electricity supplies for British needs. Ofgem blames the global financial crisis, tough environmental targets, increasing gas import...

Posted February 6, 2010    

Excitement over Green Energy Fixed Payment Rate

The UK wind energy sector, householders and community groups have welcomed new fixed electricity payment tariffs for small scale renewable energy technologies announced today.  The UK government is set to put in place the ‘feed in’ tariffs for...

Posted February 1, 2010