Posts Tagged ‘warned’

EU warned about ‘lost decade’ for renewables as costs continue to fall

One key ingredient to keep the European renewable industry competitive is to raise the EU's 2030 renewables target to 35%, says Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope. [ David Clarke / Flickr ] The cost of generating electricity from renewable energies is set to reach new lows worldwide, according to projections by the International Renewable Energy […]

Councils warned over blocking wind farm development

In a letter sent to the heads of all the country's city and county councils last week, Minister for Environment, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has threatened to use his powers to revoke any local plan which he believes improperly blocks wind development. It follows the move by a number of councils, including Donegal, […]

Major energy U-turn needed to meet Paris targets, government warned

Conservatives’ attacks on wind, solar and other ‘clean’ technologies has undermined ability to meet CO2 targets, experts say The government has been warned that a major U-turn in energy policy is required if it is to avoid charges of blatant hypocrisy following the commitments it made in the Paris climate deal this weekend. Critics say […]

UK government warned not to ‘derail’ offshore wind and nuclear

Unhelpful policy changes would hinder pressing plans for a future secure, affordable, low-carbon energy system, says new report The government has been urged not to “derail” the development of technology such as offshore wind and new nuclear which are needed to transform the UK’s energy system. A report from the Royal Academy of Engineering warns […]

Taoiseach warned over wind turbines in Mayo

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been warned that changes to the regulations surrounding wind turbines will jeopardise jobs and investment in his own constituency of Mayo. The wind-energy industry has lobbied both Mr Kenny and his department’s most senior civil servant ahead of the publication of new guidelines surrounding electricity-generating wind turbines. View full post on […]

Scotland warned independence could cost billions in renewable subsidies

Ed Davey tells conference that more than one-third of the UK’s subsidies for wind, wave and tidal energy is spent in Scotland Ed Davey, the UK energy secretary, has warned that Scotland could lose billions of pounds in subsidies for renewable energy projects if it voted for independence, putting its green energy revolution at risk. […]