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National Grid Joins Doubters

Posted in Transmission,UK by Cheryl Morgan on the June 27th, 2008

National Grid has joined the chorus of people doubting whether the UK government can carry through its ambitious targets for renewable generation, and once again the issue in the planning process. Nick Winser, the company’s executive director for transmission, sums up the problem very neatly in Energy Business Review:

National Grid has already signed agreements to connect 16GW of renewable generation throughout the UK, but over 75% of this total is stuck in the planning system awaiting planning approval.

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