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Statement from Livos Energy regarding Pasture House Solar Farm

Livos Energy is pleased with the decision taken by Allerdale Borough Council to permit the development of Pasture House solar farm. The development will benefit the local economy by supporting the viability of the existing farm and the land will continue to be available for its current use of grazing, as well as make a […]

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High Court overturns Eric Pickle’s Solar Farm Block

The High Court has overturned a “perverse” decision by Eric Pickles, the Communities and Local Government Secretary, to block plans for a solar farm at a disused airfield in Suffolk. In October 2013, Pickles overturned planner’s recommendation for approval for the development of a 24MW solar farm by solar developer, Lark Energy.  The project was […]

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DECC’s Solar PV review leaves more questions than answers

Renewable Energy industry expert, Gaynor Hartnell who is a Non Executive Director for Livos Energy gives her views of this month’s DECC’s Solar PV review in a guest blog post on Solar Power Portal : PV review leaves more questions than answers Gaynor Hartnell gives this advice “Right now the solar industry should be studying CfDs […]

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Implications for Solar Energy in the Countdown to Contracts for Differences (CfDs)

“The sooner Solar Energy no longer needs support, the better!” says Gaynor Hartnell, who has worked in the Renewable Energy sector for nearly twenty years and is a Non-Executive Director for Livos Energy. The Renewable industry has to deal with the transition from Renewables Obligations (ROCs) introduced in 2002 to Contracts for Difference (CfDs) which […]

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Solar Energy’s falling costs can cut politics from Renewables

Have you considered the implications of the falling costs of Renewable Energy and it’s long term impact?  Gaynor Hartnell, who has worked in the Renewable Energy sector since 1995, and is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of  Livos Energy, shares her views  about how the falling costs of solar power can cut the politics […]

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Landowners: How to harvest wind and solar energy for your Farm

In these times of low interest rates, an attractive and secure additional income can be a boon. One option for farmers and landowners to consider is to supplement and diversify their income by renting out a portion of their land for use as a solar or wind power farm in return for an income which […]

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Livos Energy response to DECC consultation

Livos Energy has responded to DECC’s consultation on Electricity Market Reform: Allocation of Contracts for Difference. We believe that the current approach favoured by DECC could result in consumers paying more for renewables than they need to. Read our full submission: Livos_submission_CfD_alloc_consultation

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UK wind output tops 6GW

National Grid has confirmed that the average wind-generated electrical output reached a record 6,004MW on 29th November between 2.30pm and 3.00pm. ReNews reported that it accounted for 13.5% of total electricity demand, surpassing the previous record of 13% set on 15th September this year with 5,739MW.

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Opinion poll shows 70% in favour of wind farms near them

RenewableUK media release – Sunday 27th October 2013 An independent opinion poll commissioned by the Mail on Sunday by the company Survation showed today that 70% of people surveyed backed wind farms being built near them.

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Hilary Is One of 8 Core Walkers to Raise Funds for Wales Air Ambulance

Livos Energy’s Operations director Hilary Briggs is one of 8 core walkers of a 200 mile walk this summer to raise funds for Wales Air Ambulance. Check out the video to find out more about walk. Hilary has been training efficiently during the Easter break and will be looking for sponsors very soon.

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