Climate and Energy
April 18, 2021
News, analysis and comment about energy and electricity production, including low-carbon energy, and energy management and efficiency, delivered weekly
Does a High Court ruling spell trouble for the prime minister’s 40GW target for offshore wind?
Does a High Court ruling spell trouble for the prime minister’s 40GW target for offshore wind?

08 Apr 2021

Could a recent decision by a judge to quash planning approval for what would have been one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast scupper prime minister Boris Johnson’s plans to turn the UK into the ‘Saudi Arabia of offshore wind’? Jamie Carpenter finds out

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What you need to know about participating in the UK ETS
What you need to know about participating in the UK ETS

06 Apr 2021

Registration for the UK Emissions Trading Scheme opened today. Here’s what you need to know about participating in it

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High Court to hear ETS challenge

The cap on the volume of emissions permitted under the UK’s emissions trading scheme is too high and the scheme wrongly omits waste incineration, the High Court will hear this week

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Stanlow refinery owner ‘nearing collapse’

The UK’s second largest oil refinery and lynchpin for a huge Merseyside hydrogen and carbon capture project is in financial difficulties, its owners have admitted

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Lords’ appointment of climate sceptic means ‘constitution is not fit for purpose’

The Green Party has criticised the government’s appointment of Lord Peter Lilley, who has had close ties to the fossil fuel industry, to a new parliamentary environment committee

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British Army launches solar energy drive to support government’s 2050 net zero goal

The British Army has announced its plans for the first in a fleet of solar farms in a move intended to increase green energy use across the Ministry of Defence’s estate

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Two 'first-of-a-kind' CCS and hydrogen power stations planned

SSE Thermal and Equinor have announced that they are to work together to develop two new ‘first-of-a-kind’ power stations, one fed with natural gas with carbon capture, and the other fed entirely on hydrogen

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Plans submitted for solar hydrogen facility

A renewable energy company has submitted a planning application to produce hydrogen from an adjoining solar farm in Dorset, thought to be the first of its kind in the country

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Government suspends Leeds Bradford airport expansion decision

Campaigners have welcomed the government's decision to further delay a final planning decision on controversial plans for the expansion of Leeds Bradford Airport which could see the annual number of passengers using the airport increase by three million

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Campaigners mull legal action after councillors overturn planning committee vote to approve Southampton Airport runway extension

Campaigners have said they are taking legal advice after full council members resolved to approve plans for an extension to Southampton International Airport’s runway, overturning a separate planning committee vote against the application on climate change grounds.

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‘Dad dancing’: Government’s green policies under fire in the run up to COP26

The government is facing widespread criticism over its environmental policies in the run up to COP26

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Crown Estate and Natural England representatives to speak at offshore wind event

Senior figures from the Crown Estate and Natural England are to take part in a virtual roundtable discussion later this month that will explore the practical challenges posed by the government’s target to deploy 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030

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The ENDS Report digimag

ENDS Report issue 553, April 2021
ENDS Report issue 553, April 2021

30 Mar 2021

The latest edition of the ENDS Report is now out. Click through to read the full version of the magazine online

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