ARCHIVE July, 2011

Local Councils to keep Business Rates from Wind Farms

July 29, 2011

Welsh wind farm

Local councils will soon be able to keep the business rates from wind farms if the idea is received well by the public.

A new consultation by the Department of Communities and Local government is looking for feedback on the proposals to change the way local government is funded by introducing the retention of business rates.

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UK Government Publishes Electricity White Paper and Renewables Roadmap

July 14, 2011

wind turbine

The Government today published a new Electricity White Paper and a Roadmap for Renewables to 2020.

The Electricity Market Reform White Paper sets out measures to attract investment, reduce the impact on consumer bills, and create a mix of electricity sources including gas, new nuclear, renewable energy and carbon capture and storage.

The Renewables Roadmap published alongside this outlines a plan of action to accelerate renewable energy deployment to meet the target of 15% of all energy by 2020.

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne said:

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