Alex Meredith

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Against an uncertain political and regulatory back-drop it has been difficult to finance and build established renewable plant like wind turbines, let alone bring new ideas and entrants to the renewable energy market.  There has long been talk of tidal being a ‘game-changing’ technology, yet with so much uncertainty no one has had the brains or the bottle to bring a scheme to planning. That, if nothing else, makes the Tidal Lagoon… Read More

There was a big boost for the Welsh renewables sector yesterday when Welsh Government announced approval for the Skerries Tidal Stream Array off Anglesey.  The green light coincided with £10m government grant, allowing Siemens to predict financial close on the project by 2015. The race is now on to get the project completed before the subsidy regime changes in 2017.   The number of jobs created by the project has already doubled since… Read More