Posts Tagged ‘policy’

Government faces court action over ‘illegal’ planning policy

Exclusive: Friends of the Earth says revised national planning policy makes it ‘virtually impossible’ for councils to refuse fracking schemes The government is facing a legal challenge over its new planning policy, which campaigners say was illegally adopted because the government failed to assess its environmental impact. The revised National Planning Policy Framework, published in […]

Hitachi to take part in Taiwan’s shift in energy policy

Hitachi Ltd. and a Belgium company has signed a contract with Taiwan's state-owned power utility to build offshore wind turbines on the island's west coast as part of the government's ambitious plan to replace nuclear power with renewable energy. While the Jan De Nul Group will be responsible for the design and installation of the […]

Tomgram: Michael Klare, Militarizing America’s Energy Policy

Think of President Trump and his administration as a den of thieves. There is, of course, the obvious thievery: what they will in the end, as with the recently passed tax “reform” bill, steal from ordinary citizens and offer as never-ending presents to the already staggeringly wealthy, among them the president himself and son-in-law Jared […]

UK green energy investment halves after policy changes

Investment in green energy fell 56% in UK in 2017 – biggest fall of any country – after ‘stop-start’ support from government Investment in clean energy plunged further in Britain than in any other country last year because of government policy changes, new figures show. The amount companies spent on green energy in the UK […]

Wind power gets policy tailwind

The central government has put in place detailed guidelines for wind power generators to plug loopholes in contracts, reduce disputes and help achieve its ambitious target of generating 60,000 mw of power from the renewable energy source. “The wind power generator , in a bid to ensure timely commencement of power, will have to submit […]

Keep favoritism out of energy policy

Two wrongs don't make a right, even if the first was very, very wrong – harmful in a way to tens of millions of Americans. For eight years, former President Barack Obama's administration did all it could to kill the coal industry and shut down coal-fired power plants. View full post on Wind Power News

Perry pursuing policy on coal, nuclear power at odds with Texas record

An unusual coalition of fossil fuel interests, environmentalists and free-market adherents has criticized a proposal from U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would prop up coal and nuclear plants across the country. And some of those familiar with Texas politics are wondering if the Perry that served as governor for 14 years would have opposed […]

Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds

Shell-sponsored group says wind is ‘increasingly the cheapest form of electricity’ and urges Tories to review ban on subsidised onshore windfarms Conservative opposition to windfarms risks the UK missing out on one of the cheapest sources of electricity, according to the head of a Shell-funded industry group. Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, […]

Renewable Energy Sector Remains Optimistic Amid Trump Policy Outlook

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed several Cabinet members with strong ties to oil and gas . And he's been clear about his support for coal . View full post on Wind Power News

Smart energy technology ‘stymied by current policy’

Policy Exchange says policies boost growth in dirty diesel, arguing a smarter power grid could cut costs and curb emissions Smart technology that could shave £90 off household energy bills and curb carbon emissions is being stymied by government policy, a leading thinktank has said. In a wide-ranging report, Policy Exchange also claimed that current […]