Renewable Energy The quarterly renewable energy statistics have been released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. From this information it shows that renewables share of electricity generation was 13.2 percent. (2013 Quarter 3 (Q3). The renewable electricity capacity was 19.1 GW. (end of the Quarter). As a result onshore wind contributing the
Somerset Flooding After the extensive Somerset Flooding of the levels during the 2013/14 winter. The Somerset Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan has been released. This follows from partnership between Somerset County Council, the Environment Agency, local residents and other interested parties. The Flood Action Plan sets out six key objectives, based on various
EIA Directive Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of changes to the proposed new EIA Directive, for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The revised Directive will require impact assessments to be prepared and considered by experts. This will broaden the scope of EIA’s to consider impacts such as climate change and biodiversity.