Green energy update – 17th May 2013 17th 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 £37m Energy Park has been given the go-ahead in Scotland which would provide deep water access and fabrication facilities to energy industries which are looking to invest in offshore green energy projects in the future. The development would be located at the South Quay of the Nigg Energy Park and work could begin this autumn dependant on planning permission with a possible completion date of 2015.
Lightsource Renewable Energy one of the UK’s biggest solar energy developers is planning to build a 5.4MW solar farm across a 16 hectare site at Crapnell Farm near Wells. The company are set to hold a community information evening at a local village hall to gather thoughts and opinions from residents in order to put to bed any fears they may have.
A 14MW wind farm in Lincolnshire is now fully operational after being connected to the grid, to read more about this story click here. The first of 160 turbines has now been erected at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm in North Wales which will be capable of producing 576MW when completed and will cost €2bn.
An Energy from Waste facility is set to be developed at Glasgow’s new Recycling and Renewable Energy centre which will turn ordinary domestic waste into useable green energy, Read more here. Small-scale biomass boiler projects are to be awarded a share of £4.9m from the Equitix-managed Energy Saving Investments fund with backing from the UK Green Investment Bank which could help fund over 60 projects.