RWE axes £4bn UK wind power project

The owner of energy firm npower has pulled out of its plans to build a wind farm off the north Devon coast. Developer RWE Innogy said the 240-turbine Atlantic Array project is being shelved due to “technical challenges making the project uneconomic at current time” and is “not viable” to continue. The wind farm in […]

Government in talks on Severn tidal schemes

Energy minister Charles Hendry has revealed that the government is in talks with companies about tidal power schemes in the Severn Estuary. Just over a week ago the government pulled the plug on a plan for a £30m Severn Barrage which supporters said could have provided enough power for 5% of the UK’s homes. But […]

Wales launches green ports study

The Welsh Assembly Government is to assess the impact of green energy projects on ports across Wales. It has commissioned a study to identify and review current and future green energy developments which may have affect ports, including offshore wind, onshore wind, tidal and wave energy. The report will review the needs of low-carbon energy […]