Pennon claims government’s energy policy is biased towards wind power

first_imgThursday 25 November 2010 7:28 pm Show Comments ▼ Pennon claims government’s energy policy is biased towards wind power Share whatsapp Tags: NULL center_img BRITISH water and waste company Pennon launched a fresh assault on the government’s renewable energy policy yesterday, calling it “wedded” to wind and neglectful of projects to generate power from waste.The company, which combines South West Water and waste management company Viridor, unveiled a target to increase the capacity of its waste-to-energy plants to 300 megawatts (MW) by 2015, from current levels of around 130MW.That level of capacity would be roughly equivalent to Europe’s biggest windfarm, the 322MW Whitelee site in Scotland.Yet Colin Drummond, chief executive of Viridor, said it was being held up by the UK’s onerous planning process for waste-fuel plants.“The government seems completely wedded to wind. Obviously they have got a localism agenda, but it seems to me quite wrong that in economically difficult circumstances I have got approaching £1bn of energy facilities that are held up in planning and that would be readily financeable immediately,” he said. Pennon issued the attack alongside its half-year results. Adjusted pre-tax profit rose 0.7 per cent to £96.2m for the six months to 30 September, beating a forecast of £91m. In a note to clients, Credit Suisse said cost savings at the group were impressive but unlikely to continue at a similar rate. whatsapp KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoamlast_img

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