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Eric Pickles is to be given the new Party Chairman role in an attempt to woo UKIP voters, according to the Sunday People yesterday. David Cameron is minded to appoint Pickles as Conservative Party Chairman in a reshuffle aimed at maximising their chances of an election victory next year. Employment Minister Esther McVey is rumoured to […]

Read: Pickles Set to be Reshuffled away from Onshore Wind

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Five UK offshore wind farms have been offered financial support according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The offshore wind farms in England and Scotland have been subject to the Final Investment Decision Enabling for Renewables (FID-ER) process, and have been offered contracts for financial support – Contracts for Difference (CfD). CfD’s are not […]

Read: Five Offshore Wind Farms offered Financial Support

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Communities & Local Government Secretary of State Eric Pickles has rejected 7 commercial scale wind farm proposals since he started ‘calling in’ planning appeals last June.  In that time he has approved just one wind farm of over 5 megawatts (MW) -in Essex. It appears Pickles dislikes wind farms almost as much as gypsy sites […]

Read: Tally of ‘Pickled’ Wind Farms Rises

A dark cloud is gathering over the UK’s renewable energy future following the announcement of an auction process for renewable energy subsidy to be introduced from 2017.   The change mooted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change towards the end of last year leaves renewable energy investors with no idea of the price they […]

Read: Auction gloom for the UK Renewable Energy Industry

Further to public consultation in the summer of 2013 the UK’s Electricity Market Reform delivery plan was formally published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in December 2013.  The plan sets out the Contracts for Difference (CfD) ‘strike prices’ for renewable energy technologies.  Strike prices are the amount the government guarantees to pay […]

Read: UK Government Sets Renewable Energy Strike Prices

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