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REF Publishes IPA Studies of Severn Barrage Costings

The UK tidal resource is a predictable, carbon-free renewable energy that could meet a minimum of 10% of the UK’s electricity demand. The Government’s current Feasibility Study on determining the best option for the Severn Estuary has heralded a new era of tidal range and tidal stream technology nationwide options. REF acknowledges that all large-scale renewable technologies raise physical, economic and environmental issues.

REF Response to National Grid Consultation 2009

REF is today (28.10.09) publishing a consultation response submittted to National Grid in August this year (2009).

REF on Natural England Protected Landscape Consultation

The Renewable Energy Foundation has today published its response to Natural England's consultation on Protected Landscapes.

REF on UK Government Renewable Energy Strategy 2009

In response to requests for information and comments REF has today published a response to the government’s recent Renewable Energy Strategy paper in the form of a short briefing note.

Spot Price Study in Germany and Denmark

Danish and German experience of wind power is critical to our understanding of the potential for wind power development in the UK. REF has commissioned Mr Bach, formerly Planning Director for the Danish grid operator, Eltra, to conduct a major empirical study of the impact of wind power energy flows on spot prices in Denmark and Germany.

REF Corresponds with Ed Miliband

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP recently published a prominent article in The Times (27.04.09).

REF to Guardian 1 May 2009

Dr John Constable, Director of Policy and Research, and Dr Lee Moroney, Planning Director, have today published a letter in the Comment pages of the Guardian:

REF Publishes Data on Wind Farm Noise Obtained Under the Freedom of Information Act

REF has recently obtained data under the Freedom of Information Act relating to work conducted by the University of Salford under contract to the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Research into aerodynamic modulation of wind turbine noise (URN 07/1235).

Going Black or Breaking the Rules?

Hugh Sharman of Incoteco and John Constable of REF have published an updated version of the argument first presented in their Electricity Prices in the United Kingdom: Fundamental Drivers and Probable Trends (REF: London, 2008):

How Sincere is Global Environmentalism?