Wind power can provide energy on coldest days

A new study by climate scientists – published in the journal Environmental Research Letters – has advanced the understanding of the potential for wind power to provide energy during the coldest spells of winter weather. The team, which involved scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, Imperial College London and the University of Reading, compared wind power availability … Read more

World’s largest windfarm receives planning go-ahead

The world’s largest offshore windfarm, Hornsea Project Two has received development consent from Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. When complete, the windfarm will deliver up to 1,800 megawatts of low carbon electricity to around 1.8 million UK homes. The windfarm would create up to 1,960 construction jobs and 580 operational and maintenance jobs. If … Read more

NASA Mission Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life to the cold, arid planet Mars is today. MAVEN data have enabled researchers to determine … Read more

Scrapping support for onshore wind developments could hit energy customers

Government proposals to block onshore wind farms could cost energy consumers at least £0.5 billion, a new report has warned. Citizens Advice says a pledge to end new subsidies for onshore wind farms could stifle crucial attempts to lower bills and reduce harmful emissions. The new report, Generating Value?, from the national charity says excluding … Read more

Further consultation on Knowsley’s Local Plan

Knowsley Council is consulting with the public on a further modification to its Local Plan following a recent change to Government policy related to wind turbine developments. In June 2015, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government issued a Written Ministerial Statement on Local Planning, which introduced changes to national planning policy on … Read more