Britain following ‘worst of all worlds’ offshore wind strategy

The UK Government is not doing enough to attract offshore wind turbine makers and its plans to encourage new wind farms are expensive and flawed, a new study has found. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said the British Isles have “ideal building conditions” but is not being taken advantage of and more needs […]

UK public favours nuclear over renewables

The British public favours nuclear power as the most popular choice to provide for the UK’s future energy needs. That’s according to a new poll by YouGov, commissioned by the Sunday Times, which showed nuclear energy topped the list with 26% of the votes. The news comes amidst the UK Government’s plans for a more […]

Hopes pinned on new energy minister’s skills experience

The newly appointed Energy Minister’s experience with promoting apprenticeships and training should stand him in good stead, says the wind and marine energy trade body. RenewableUK today welcomed John Hayes as a politician who “appreciates the importance of the right training for the skilled workforce for the future”. Mr Hayes was formerly the Minister for […]

Tory MPs ask Cameron to cut wind subsidy

More than 100 backbench MPs have written to David Cameron to object over the Government’s support for onshore wind energy. The mostly Tory contingent express concern over the cost of backing wind power to taxpayers in a letter to the Prime Minister sent at the end of January. The MPs wrote: “In these financially straitened […]