The Deptartment of Energy and Climate Change subsidies for Renewable Energy have been very successful, the majority of the Feed-In tariff support going to Solar Energy Schemes, almost too successful perhaps.
SSE, the UKs second largest energy generator, has recently announced plans to introduce a new, transparent approach to the management of its electricity supply. The innovative solution will see SSE auction all of its energy generated and demand purchased on the day ahead market.
Parts of central Europe have seen less than 40 per cent of the average rainfall from February to April in 2011. Even the wettest areas have seen less than 80 per cent of the mean for 1951-2000 according to the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre.
So what does this mean for energy production?
Maybe it’s not all ‘Hot Air’ after all. The new coalition Government have now acknowledged the real value in supporting green energy production in the form of £60 million wind energy investment. Clarity of understanding is moving the government away from the required budget cutbacks from missing a real economic (albeit long-term) investment in the sustainability and security of UK energy supply.
The outlay will support the offshore wind infrastructure at port sites, to help meet the increasing needs of manufacturers looking to generate new facilities in the UK and surrounding waters. Essentially the investment will ensure that port infrastructure does not delay the deployment of offshore wind manufacturing.