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Saturday 16 December 2017
16 December 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Renewable Energy

Government rules out Hafren’s Severn Barrage saying Regen SW’s approach is best

The Government has ruled out Hafren Power's controversial Severn barrage saying it accepted Regen SW's view that a balanced technology approach to realise the potential renewable resources in the Bristol Channel is the way forward.

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Case not proven: the proposed barrage

Renewable Energy

South West Energy Centre aims to grow green sector

A £6.6m community Energy Centre to drive sustainability and low carbon training in the South West has been launched in Paignton.

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The South West Energy Centre

Renewable Energy

Major wind farm planned for South West coast

Final consultations are being held ahead of a planning application to build an offshore wind farm off the South West coast nearly twice the size of the London Array.

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Location of Navitus Bay Wind Park

Renewable Energy

US researchers find wind farms do not impact on local house prices

A team of leading researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analysed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind farms in 27 counties across nine US states, yet was unable to uncover any impacts to nearby home property values.

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Turbines have no effect on house prices in the US

Renewable Energy

New strategy to strengthen UK as offshore wind leader

Government and business today published a long-term strategy to strengthen the UK's position in the offshore wind industry. The multi-million pound investment has the potential to unlock £7 billion in the economy by 2020.

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Strategy to realise UK offshore wind potential

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic digestion transforms dairy revenues  

A Wiltshire dairy has increased revenues by more than £750,000 a year after investing in an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant. Stowell Farms in Pewsey will also use the AD facility to educate funders about renewable energy and to build bridges between the public and agriculture.

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Gavin Davies at Stowell Farms

Renewable Energy

Floating turbines could power Europe four times over

Floating wind turbines in North Sea deep waters alone could power Europe four times over, a new report claims. Deep water wind turbines are key to unlocking the massive energy potential in Europe's Atlantic and Mediterranean seas and the deepest parts of the North Sea, says the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

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Potential of floating turbines

Renewable Energy

Wind the key to 20% rise in UK electricity from renewable energy sources

Electricity production from renewable energy sources in 2012 was up by almost 20% on the previous year and accounted for more than 11% of all electricity generated in the year. This increase has predominately been driven by increases in electricity generation from both onshore and offshore wind.

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Wind power at Delebole