19559
London Ending Subsidies for Onshore Wind
Energy

London Ending Subsidies for Onshore Wind

Scotland said an end to subsidies for onshore wind farms will tack on extra costs, though the British government said it's the best deal for consumers.
London announced plans to end public subsidies for new onshore wind farms starting in April 2016. Last year, the $1.2 billion in government support helped onshore wind power generate 5 percent of total British electricity and bring the region closer to its climate change goals, the British government said, winddaily.com reported.
"We are driving forward our commitment to end new onshore wind subsidies and give local communities the final say over any new wind farms," Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd said in a statement. "Onshore wind is an important part of our energy mix and we now have enough subsidized projects in the pipeline to meet our renewable energy commitments."
The British Department of Energy and Climate Change in March said electricity produced from wind and hydro sources rose by 17.9 percent during the three months ending in January, a record. Rudd said up to 5.2 gigawatts of onshore wind capacity could be eligible for subsidies under a grace period.
The Scottish government countered that London's proposal was stacked against it as nearly 70 percent of the installed onshore wind power is in Scottish territory. Scotland has one of the more ambitious low-carbon agendas in the world and Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said the end to subsidies would shift the burden to consumers.
"Moreover, the decision will prevent onshore schemes proceeding whilst offshore wind will go ahead despite receiving far more generous subsidies," he said. "This, the industry claim, will lead to extra costs for consumers of possibly around $3 billion - $5 billion, and must be irrational in that respect." Scotland's failed 2014 bid for independence from the United Kingdom hinged on powering the nation with renewables while deriving funding from revenue generated from offshore oil and natural gas.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/Hgy2Rf

You can also read ...

Canada to Boost Support for Renewable Energy
Millions of dollars in subsidies for a Nova Scotia tidal...
The field has cumulatively produced about 15 million cubic meters of gas and 31.4 million barrels of oil and condensate.
India’s Reliance Industries has shut down an oil and gas field...
Iran's LPG Exports Fall to 356,000 Million Tons
Iran's LPG shipments loaded, or due for lifting, in September...
Saudis, Russia Planning to  Replace Iran Oil Market Share
The joint OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial committee, aka JMMC,...
Emirati Oil Company Hoarding Jet Fuel
Emirates National Oil Company has begun storing jet fuel on...
OPEC,  Non-OPEC Aug. Compliance  at 129%
An OPEC and non-OPEC monitoring committee found that oil...
$30 Million for Mazandaran Gas Expansion  Scheme
Over 4.56 trillion rials ($30 million) have been allocated to...

Trending

Googleplus