Reading the Aarhus Convention today in relation to Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) Strategic Reinforcement Project I came across Article 6, Clause 3. This says “… public participation procedures shall include reasonable time-frames for the different phases, allowing sufficient time for informing the public … and for the public to prepare and participate effectively …” Concerned residents … More Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: the Aarhus Convention
Dumfries & Galloway already has over 380MW of generating capacity from operational on-shore wind farms (www.renewableuk.com) which is enough to supply the annual electrical energy consumption of over 180,000 homes, or 2.6 times the number of households in our region (Housing Information Briefing Note Number 1: Estimates of Household Dwellings in D&G, 2012). The implication of drawing a … More The future: with no further public subsidy for on-shore wind farms
In my last post I outlined the likely effect on Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) proposed Strategic Reinforcement Project due to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) withdrawing public subsidy for on-shore wind farms a year earlier than anticipated. In essence, by 2023 when this project is meant to come to fruition, on-shore … More Strategic Reinforcement Project: It’s time for a re-think!
A Line in the Sand for On-Shore Wind: the impact on Dumfries & Galloway Will Amber Rudd’s announcement in Parliament on Monday this week that draws a line in the sand for on-shore wind farms influence Scottish Power Energy Networks Strategic Reinforcement proposal for Dumfries & Galloway? I think it will but it won’t make … More Dumgal Against Pylons