Green energy update – 3rd May 2013 3rd May, 2013 Daniel Birkett
As an environmental consultancy we like to keep up to date with the latest goings on in the renewable energy industry and as well as our daily news articles, we also provide a weekly summary of the latest developments in the UK regarding Green energy.
A Tidal energy project in Pembrokeshire, Wales has received £1.6m from the European Union to help develop a new DeltaStream generator, for a more in-depth look at these developments click here.
In other Hydro news; Marine Scotland have turned down a license application from GlaxoSmithKline who were planning to build 15 turbines in the Montrose basin, the application was rejected as the site is classed as a Special Area of Conservation.
TGC Renewables has applied for planning permission to build a 5.4MW solar farm in Somerset; the site will be made up of 22,600 solar panels in a 13-hectare area near the village of Queen Camel.
The South West of England is becoming a hotbed for solar energy and the news of an 11MW Solar Farm set to be built in Cornwall was reported on Apollo Enviro earlier this week, Read more.
Eon’s 219MW Humber Gateway offshore wind farm is set for a series of construction phase environmental surveys by Gardline’s marine wildlife department to determine its environmental impact. Meanwhile a 150MW wind farm which has been proposed for the community of Patna, Scotland is holding a consultancy exhibition before submitting an application to the Scottish government.
A recent poll commissioned by RenewableUK Cymru has indicated that 64% of Welsh people are in favour of developing more wind farms. Director of RenewableUK Cymru, Dr David Clubb said: “The majority of people in Wales are in favour of wind energy and they strongly support the deployment of all forms of renewable energy. This bodes well for a future of more sustainable livelihoods, greater community investment and a cleaner environment.”