Vattenfall to spend €200m on Dutch wind project

Vattenfall is to invest more than €200 million (£177m) in an onshore wind project in the Netherlands. The Swedish firm plans to repower and expand the Wieringermeer wind farm, replacing older wind mills with the latest technology, to a capacity of 180MW by 2019. It has also bought the adjacent wind farm extension, with an […]

Committee on Climate Change voices Heathrow expansion concerns

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has written to Greg Clark over Heathrow expansion concerns. Chairman Lord Deben’s letter to the Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) Secretary voices doubts as to whether the Department for Transport’s (DfT) business case for the third runway is in line with meeting the Fifth Carbon Budget and 2050 emissions targets. […]

Heathrow protest leads to 15 arrests

An access road to Heathrow airport was blockaded on Saturday morning during a protest over the proposed third runway. Activists for RisingUp! claim Theresa May’s go-ahead for the expansion will break UK emission limits and make achieving the Paris Agreement climate goals impossible. Around 250 people took part in the demonstration and 15 arrests were made […]

Government insists Heathrow expansion won’t exceed air quality limits

The government’s announcement to give the green light for the new runway expansion at Heathrow Airport has attracted protests and petitions. The Department for Transport (DfT) insists the new runway expansion at Heathrow Airport is deliverable within air quality limits but environmental groups claim the third runway would be the “single biggest threat” to the […]