Renewable Energy - Oct 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

Kingsbridge Estates is working on the feasibility of wind and other green energy projects, by identifying sites and obtaining planning permissions.

The UK needs to diversify its energy sources and wind can contribute significantly to the country’s energy needs. The government’s target is for 20% of energy to be met by renewables, by 2020. To meet this target, some on-shore schemes will need to be built.

We await policy decisions on changes to the planning system with interest. The changes in 2010 to the Feed-In Tariffs generated a lot of headlines but, in reality, the cost of obtaining consents can render some wind schemes unviable.