Birds make SSE Renewables slim down its new wind farm area

The company has cut its Berwick Bank Wind Farm boundaries by 20% before it submits the project for planning consent

‘Hollow Mountain’: Drax submits plans to expand pumped storage hydropower station

The power station will be located inside Ben Cruachan – Argyll’s highest mountain – and become the first newly-constructed plant of its kind in more than 40 years

Planning consent granted for 26MW solar farm in Norfolk

The Attleborough Solar Park will generate enough electricity to power more than 7,500 households

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 […]

Guest Blog: Tony Ward – Right time for Hinkley

This week we saw Energy Secretary Ed Davey grant planning consent for EDF to construct Hinkley. This announcement delivers on one of the most important elements of the reform of the UK’s energy policy that started back in 2006. The granting of the planning permission for Hinkley Point C within the three month deadline required […]

Consent for Hinkley Pt C but nuclear plant’s future still unclear

A third reactor at Hinkley Point nuclear power station was given planning consent by Energy Secretary Ed Davey today, but many aspects of the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK since 1995 are still in doubt. Chiefly that means EDF Energy have yet to decide whether they want to pay […]