Any doubt that renewable energy has arrived should be weighed against a new analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence, which finds that some of the world’s biggest technology companies are fast becoming the biggest backers of large-scale solar and wind energy development. The report, published this week has revealed that five of America’s largest technology-focused companies have entered into power purchase agreements for nearly 3,100 MW from renewable resources.
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Professor Karen Turner claims that the ongoing consultations by both the UK and Scottish governments on industrial and energy strategies, coming at a time of political upheaval and future economic uncertainty, could be an “opportunity” to rewrite the rulebook. The director of the Centre for Energy Policy at Strathclyde University said much of the current legislation and legal frameworks relating to renewables and green energy schemes have been developed with European backing – either financially or in spirit. However despite advancements in the technology, a strategy for hitting ambitious green energy targets has been left ‘blowing in the wind’. But Professor Turner said there is now the chance to develop a longer term approach to energy policy – one that goes beyond the usual five year terms of a political mandate. She said: “The UK voted for Brexit, so whether you personally want it or not, we will be leaving the EU. “The big question, particular for renewables, is over the financial support as well as the regulatory and legal framework which has all come down from the EU.
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