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Saturday 19 August 2017
19 August 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Renewable Energy

Hain makes fierce attack on Severn barrage Commons Select Committee witnesses

Labour MP Peter Hain has launched a fierce attack on two individuals who gave evidence to the Commons Select Committee inquiring into the Severn Barrage.

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Peter Hain MP (centre, second row) sitting behind the Hafren Power delegation at the recent Select Committee hearing

Renewable Energy

China and US vie for market lead in wind power

2012 was another strong year for global wind energy, with cumulative capacity growth reaching 19% lead by China and the US, according to the Global Wind Energy Council's (GWEC) latest figures.

Renewable Energy

Severn Barrage company want to start building in three years

The company planning a Severn Barrage wants a Hybrid Bill to start the project introduced during the life of this Parliament. Hafren Power says it would like to be treated like the HS2 project and gain immediate support from Ministers so construction can begin with three years.

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The Hafren Power management appear before the Select Committee

Renewable Energy

Severn Barrage UK’s fiercest eco-battle yet

On reading the uncorrected evidence so far given to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, it is an understatement to say the Severn Barrage proposal has the makings of a huge confrontation. It also presents the Government with a dilemma: what does the Coalition concede in order to achieve 2020 renewable energy targets?

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Battleground: The proposed Severn Barrage

Renewable Energy

Greg Barker launches Cornwall's National Solar Centre

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker officially opened Cornwall's National Solar Centre saying its expertise could help the UK lead the world in solar technology. He said the solar industry had recently endured difficult times, but it had emerged leaner, cheaper, more attractive, larger and here to stay.

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Artist's impression of the National Solar Centre

Renewable Energy

UK nuclear plants take another step forward

Plans from Japanese firm Hitachi to build up to six new nuclear reactors in the UK progressed today as Ministers asked the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency to assess the design of their reactor.

Renewable Energy

Good Energy proposes combined wind and solar farm in Cornwall

South West green electricity supplier Good Energy has announced plans for a combined wind and solar farm in Cornwall that could power around 20,000 homes. The Wiltshire-based company, which sources 100% of its electricity from renewable sources, said its proposal near Week St Mary in North Cornwall could include up to 14 wind turbines and 75 acres of solar panels with a combined potential output of 47MW.

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Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport at the proposed site in north Cornwall

Renewable Energy

Severn Barrage company tells MPs of benefits in face of opposition

The company proposing to build a Severn Barrage has spelled out the benefits saying the scheme would generate 5% of the UK's electricity and create more than 50,000 jobs. But opponents have warned MPs the proposal would ruin the Port of Bristol and could cause an environmental disaster.

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The Hafren Power Severn Barrage