Wind full in the sails as two new farms approved today

Two new wind farms off the coast of Britain won the go-ahead from ministers today – and one of them will be the biggest offshore wind project in the world. Planning consent was granted for the giant £3.6 billion Triton Knoll wind farm and a grand total of 288 turbines off the Lincolnshire and Norfolk […]

Treasury’s infrastructure plans “just a list” not plan

MPs have criticised the Treasury’s plans for building new infrastructure – including power projects – for being “just a list of projects” rather than a “real plan with a strategic vision”. In a review of the Government’s Infrastructure plan, the Public Accounts Committee suggests it isn’t “convinced” the figures add up, questioning whether a plan […]

UK has two of Europe’s largest three onshore wind farms

Two of Europe’s three largest onshore wind farms are being built in the UK, according to a new top ten list from the European Wind Energy Association. ScottishPower’s Whitelee farm near Glasgow was runner up to Romania’s mammoth 240 turbine Fantanele and Cogealac farm. It has 215 turbines with a capacity of 539MW and is […]