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Financing Ireland’s renewable energy future

Financing Ireland’s renewable energy future

By and | 16 Oct 2019

New legislation and incentives are attracting a wider variety of lenders and lending models to Ireland's renewables market. Feilim O'Caoimh and Elaine Traynor, renewable energy specialists at Fieldfisher, discuss how Ireland is accommodating rising demand to finance its clean energy projects.

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The Renewables Obligation Scheme: How RO can you go?

The Renewables Obligation Scheme: How RO can you go?

By , , and | 19 Sep 2019

The RO has been a cornerstone of the UK government's renewable energy support policy. Hugo Lidbetter looks at the scheme in practice and considers how it has fostered the growth and maturation of British renewables.

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Energy spotlight: Wind

Energy spotlight: Wind

By , , and | 17 Sep 2019

The success of wind energy in the UK has led to rapid capacity growth, but also the withdrawal of government subsidies. Hugo Lidbetter considers how the winding down of state support has left the wind sector to consider new financing models and ways of attracting future investment.

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RAB and go: Getting new nuclear underway

RAB and go: Getting new nuclear underway

By | 12 Sep 2019

As the high price of building more nuclear power capacity in the UK continues to be cited as one of the main reasons for not investing in this form of energy, Hugo Lidbetter evaluates UK government proposals for managing the cost.

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Energy spotlight: Gas

Energy spotlight: Gas

By , , and | 10 Sep 2019

As a fossil fuel, gas is less demonised than oil, however the UK has long-term ambitions to replace this form of power with lower-emission alternatives. Hugo Lidbetter examines the role of gas in the UK energy mix and considers some of the cleaner options available.

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Energy spotlight: Solar

Energy spotlight: Solar

By , , and | 05 Sep 2019

The sun has shone brightly on the development of solar energy in the UK, but as the industry matures, Hugo Lidbetter considers whether the sector has been a victim of its own success, and how it can continue to thrive.

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Energy spotlight: Coal

Energy spotlight: Coal

By , , , and | 02 Sep 2019

As coal's reign as one of the main energy generation sectors in the UK fades into memory, Hugo Lidbetter considers what the remaining life of coal-fired power in the UK will look like and how its phase-out is being managed by policy and private enterprise.

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Energy spotlight: Networks

Energy spotlight: Networks

By , , and | 30 Aug 2019

In the wake of the shock caused by localised blackouts across the UK in August 2019, when thunder storms knocked out parts of the National Grid's electricity network, Hugo Lidbetter examines the various conventional and renewable components that make up the UK's electricity supply and considers what its future generation capacity and security will look like.

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