Planning

Interesting discussion on consenting at the Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind conference. The UK consenting regimes are more flexible than elsewhere in Europe, with the use of the Rochdale envelope, and ability to change. Within the UK, the key difference is the availability of the DCO (Development Consent Order) procedure in England and Wales for 100+MW projects… Read more »

Renewables

The Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy is due for publication this afternoon. Yesterday however, the UK Government published its Green Paper on Industrial Strategy. Perhaps, we were optimistic as to the integration of energy into the new strategy. As it turns out, when it comes to energy, the new commitments from the UK Government can be… Read more »

Renewables

We’ll be taking a closer look at the Scottish Government draft Climate Change Plan over the coming days (weeks maybe – it’s 171 pages!), however in the first instance we thought we would share one or two things which caught our eye. Heat Target The Scottish Government is proposing a target of 80% of Scotland’s… Read more »

Renewables

As we head into 2017 it is time for the renewables industry to look forward and say good-bye to 2016. Despite a few scares along the way, the world did not stop turning in 2016, but it did keep getting warmer. The imperatives for decarbonisation remain as strong as ever and the sector is never… Read more »

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