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The Centre for Sustainable Energy has produced a guidance note to aid community groups identify suitable areas for onshore wind development in their Neighbourhood Plan. 

Policy changes from June 2015 have enabled local people to have the final say on planning applications for wind turbines.  The government introduced two pre-conditions that onshore wind proposals would have to meet in order to get planning permission:

SDRN Mailing, 4 May 2016

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: News

SDRN Mailing, 4 May 2016

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: News
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 08:30 to 13:00

Guest of Honour: Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government

Researchers in Norway have undertaken a study looking at the reasons why the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) market share is far higher in Norway than in any other country.  There are strong incentives for promoting purchase and ownership of BEVs – for instance, exemptions from purchase tax and VAT – and the researchers analysed data from a survey of 3,400 BEV owners in Norway to determine which incentives are critical for the purchase of BEV vehicles and which groups of buyers  respond to different types of incentives. 

Researchers at the University of Bath and Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with Bristol Bioenergy Centre, have developed an innovative miniature fuel cell that that can generate electricity from urine, creating an affordable, renewable and carbon-neutral way of generating power. 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 08:30 to 16:30

Manchester

An energy revolution is underway. The government has set out the vital role gas will play in the UK’s transition to a low-carbon and energy secure future. The 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round will enable a significant amount of the UK’s shale gas prospects to be taken forward to be explored and tested safely. The process is not without controversy with concerns over environmental impacts and noise pollution resulting in legal appeals and public demonstrations.

In vs Out: An Energy Perspective

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 16:30 to 18:30

London

In this panel discussion, experts and policy-makers will consider the implications for the UK’s energy system of either staying in or leaving the EU. At a time when the European Commission is developing proposals for the Energy Union, has the EU got the balance right on the energy trilemma in the first place?  And what might the threats be to that balance of a vote either way?  Even if the UK votes to remain, what kind of Europe do we want? 

The Centre for Sustainable Energy’s research team, in partnership with the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), have devised a toolkit to help local organisations assess what difference their fuel poverty schemes make to the health and wellbeing of target users. 

Renewable Energy Management and Finance course

By Editor on 20th April 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:00

London

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