Renewables

The Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change, Environment and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham has said that Scotland will continue to play its full part in contributing to EU-wide environmental policies. Protection of species/ sites, and environmental impact assessment therefore seem likely to continue, and rightly so. The influence of these legal protections can be seen in… Read more »

Renewables

Earlier this year Brodies hosted a series of business breakfasts in association with The Sunday Times covering ‘hot topic’ issues such as the devolution of further powers to the Scottish Parliament, EU membership, infrastructure and energy. These sessions allowed panelists with a wide variety of views to present their arguments to an audience of senior… Read more »

Renewables

Last month the REA released its market report on UK Biomethane. It reports significant expansion of the biomethane to grid sector, with more than 50 projects completed by the end of 2015.  Another 15 plants are expected to be completed in 2016 – almost achieving the Government’s ambition of 20 biomethane plants to be deployed each… Read more »

Renewables

In the second of our papers addressing topical issues of the day, Neil Collar and Keith Patterson discuss the key issues about repowering onshore wind farms, including EIA and consenting considerations. The early wind farms in the UK came into operation in the mid/late 1990s. Between 2020 and 2025, those early wind farms will reach… Read more »

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