Marine management report from ScotGov Marine Strategy Forum

The latest Marine management discussion points from this government forum have been released and give an insight into the priorities and direction that government policy might take in the future, for all aspects of managing our marine environment. It is an interesting summary of the various demands and interests in this environment, the bodies and committees involved in trying to protects it and some of the ways in which we are trying to exploit the resources for our benefit.

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LINK TO THE SCOTGOV WEBPAGES FOR THIS FORUM

New report questioning the current focus on wind power

The CIVITAS GROUP have just issued a report adding to the growing number of similar reports questioning the drive for wind generated power in the UK. Written by Ruth Lea, a contributor to the Civitas Group and economic adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group, the report suggests wind power is not an economically vaiable form of energy generation and is not effective at cutting CO2 emmissions.

REPORT SUMMARY HERE
FULL CIVITAS REPORT HERE (pdf)

Scottish Renewables have issued a rebuke of the report, which can be read HERE.
The debate continues……

Renewable Energy Review: CCC


The independent government advisory body ‘Committee on Climate Change’ has just released its newest report into the possibilities for renewables to 2030. This report sets the Committee’s advice on the potential for renewable energy development in the UK, and advice on whether existing targets should be reviewed.

The Committee was asked to provide this advice as part of the Coalition Agreement in May 2010.

The report contains new analysis of technical feasibility and economic viability of renewable and other low-carbon energy technologies and scenarios for renewable energy deployment to 2030.

Report launch summary

Full report and other documentation on CCC website