Major Infrastructure and Compulsory Purchase

One of the intentions of the Planning Act 2008 was to make the permitting of major infrastructure projects more straightforward by combing planning consent and the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)  into the Development Consent Order (DCO).  It is debatable whether or not it has...
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New 132kV line for Shropshire

  The current local electricity distribution network has been supplying North Shropshire with electricity reliably for many years. But with future growth plans in the region planned up to 2026 and beyond, Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) need to reinforce the network...
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Is battery storage the answer ?

In the energy industry a lot is being said about the development in battery storage technology. After the fall in renewable incentives a lot of focus is being given to co-locating battery storage alongside existing generating plant, particularly wind and solar. While the theory...
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Further stealth taxes to hit rooftop solar ?

The economic viability of commercial rooftop solar installations could be severely damaged next year under plans to increase business rates taxes by up to eight times the current levels following a re-evaluation of how these assets are valued.   The Valuation Office Agency...
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