Monday, July 6, 2015
Onshore Wind – Closure of the RO early for Onshore Wind
In a written ministerial statement of 18 June, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd MP set forth the Government’s intentions to end subsidies for onshore wind. The statement sets out the department’s…
Friday, July 3, 2015
Jonathan Green, Prospect Law
The CIA estimated that in 2013 China generated 69.1% of its power from fossil fuels, 1.2% from nuclear fuel, 22.5% from hydro-electric plants, and 7.2% from other renewable sources. Although China is the world’s largest user and producer of coal and the world’s largest…
Monday, June 29, 2015
Mark Jenkins, Prospect Energy
Some indications that a country is suffering from Dutch Disease/the Curse of Resources are as follows:
First, there is a glut of foreign exchange, inflating the value of the country’s currency. Imported goods become cheaper than domestic ones.
Second, cottage industries collapse, especially in rural areas….
Friday, June 26, 2015
Ashley Bowes, Prospect Law
Developers, environmental groups and community organisations promoting or challenging shale gas/fracking or renewable energy schemes through the planning process should be aware of the caps on costs that may apply in applications for judicial review.
The 1998 Aarhus Convention requires that access to environmental justice…