Charles Hendry

Kiran Stacey

One of the major issues facing renewables developers in the UK, especially those of onshore wind farms, is fighting through local planning problems. The British public (to generalise) has never been overly keen on the sight of mammoth wind turbines cluttering the green and pleasant land. Read more

Kiran Stacey

When Chris Huhne, the UK energy secretary, announced last month that he was cancelling the public funding for the Severn barrage – the massive tidal power project which was due to provide around 5 per cent of the UK’s electricity needs – it initially looked like the project was dead in the water. Read more

Kiran Stacey

I broke the story this morning that since 2003, energy companies had been forced to sign potentially damaging contracts if they wanted to lease a part of the seabed on which to build an offshore wind farm. Read more