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Publications

Paul-Frederik Bach, The Variability of Wind Power

REF Publishes New Collection of Papers on Wind Power Variabiity in Germany, Denmark, and Ireland

At a launch event in central London on the 29th of July 2010 the Renewable Energy Foundation launched its Research Monographs on Energy with a new collection of papers by the leading Danish engineer, Paul-Frederik Bach.1

The Variability of Wind Power: Collected Papers 2009-2011 (x + 53pp) brings together five papers all concerned with the topic of wind power variability, and all grounded in rigorous examination of large bodies of empirical data.
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REF Consultation Response on Successor to PPS22

REF has responded to the DCLG consultation on the proposed successor policy for PPS22, Renewable Energy.


Biomass in Scotland

REF Scotland's Biomass report was published today, and can be downloaded from the link below.


REF Consultation Response to National Policy Statements

REF has responded on the DECC consultation on the National Policy Statements and, in particular, to the draft NPS EN-3 statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure. In our opinion, there are a number of errors, inconsistencies and incomplete guidance which causes us to conclude that EN-3 is not fit for the purpose it is intended, and should not be formally approved.


FoI DTI Noise Working Group

The following information relating to the wind farm Noise Working Group was released by the Department of Trade and Industry following a Freedom of Information request. 

 

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Renewable Electricity Market Access Model

Wind power is currently the least capital intensive of renewable energy technologies capable of large scale deployment, and the UK government has anticipated that much of the growth in the sector will be accounted for by wind. However, there have been persistent concerns that a large wind fleet would place both technical and cost burdens on the UK electricity system, as well as limiting market access for other clean technologies such as firm renewables (biomass, tidal), coal and gas with carbon capture, and nuclear.

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REF Response to DECC Consultation on Secure Low Carbon Electricity

REF is today publishing its response to the consultation by the Department of Energy and Climate Change on Delivering Secure Low Carbon Electricity.
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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.
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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).
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REF on Natural England Protected Landscape Consultation

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