And his board are working hard behind the scenes. Plenty of community engagement from the start in order to address planning application problems early. This for me is a great sign, firstly because the locals will have an opportunity to decrease the impact upon their community and secondly to ensure that the application is authorised first time around. Anyone who was invested in SXX early last year will remember the farcical effort they submitted, it put them back 18 months. No rush with this.
Let's hope that come July the Chancellor will produce the goods for the North Sea.
If we see a successful application for Kincardine and/or subsidies for North Sea exploration expect this to rocket northwards without dilution as I'm sure there will be the likes of INEOS and CENTRICA all over us along with the IIs.
Underground Coal Gasification – Public Exhibitions Leave a reply Cluff Natural Resources Plc is currently developing the plans for a deep offshore Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) Production Test in the Kincardine-Grangemouth area.
Members of the project team are holding two public exhibitions to provide members of the local community and other interested parties with information about the project and to give feedback.
This is the first round of consultation and comments received at these public exhibitions will help inform the assessment work and design development prior to entering the formal planning application process.
The public exhibitions will take place on:
Thursday 4th June 2015 – 13.00 – 19.00 – Stephen Memorial Hall, Back Street, Culross, KY12 8HP
Friday 5th June 2015 – 13.00 – 19.00 – Grangemouth Town Hall, Bo’ness Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8AN
If you are unable to attend on either of the dates above but have a query you would like to discuss with the project team, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This entry was posted in Consultation and tagged consultation on May 23, 2015 by Secretary.
The Courier Home News Sport Business Opinion Lifestyle HOMENEWSPOLITICS POLITICS Sturgeon asks for ‘collegiate approach’ on energy policy in UK
By PRESS ASSOCIATION, 20 May 2015 4.52pm.
2 Share 2 Twitter Email Westminster must engage in proper consultation with the Scottish Government when making key decisions on energy policy, Nicola Sturgeon has demanded.
The First Minister described Scotland as an "energy powerhouse" but with "very limited powers" when it comes to energy policy.
She is now calling on the new Conservative Government to provide reassurance that it will not change the subsidy arrangements for onshore wind without first getting the agreement of Holyrood ministers.
Action must also be taken to reform the transmission charging regime, which currently forces power generators in Scotland to pay higher charges to connect to the National Grid compared with those in the south of England, Ms Sturgeon argued.
She also urged the UK Government to consider "all possible options" to prevent the premature closure of the Longannet power station in Fife.
Operator ScottishPower has said that it will "in all likelihood" shut the site by next March, with the firm claiming the current transmission charging regime is a "major barrier" to future investment in Scotland.
Ms Sturgeon urged the UK Government to "take a much more collegiate approach to policy-making on energy and ensure proper consultation with the Scottish Government on major areas of energy policy".
She said it is "imperative" that Westminster "implements policies that not only help deliver our energy needs but also reduce fuel poverty and cut carbon emissions".
She added: "Scotland is a resource-rich country and it offers safe and secure supplies of energy and can continue to assist the rest of the UK in meeting its legally-binding renewable energy targets as well as help keep the lights on across these islands.
"Energy security is a crucial matter for everyone and making sure that we have the right kind of energy that not only looks after our needs going forward but also looks after our planet, is a key priority for the Scottish Government.
"We have achieved a great deal in the renewable field, however there is still much to do and Scotland's natural potential makes it a cost-efficient place to develop renewable resources. We see a benefit to both Scotland and the rest of the UK in enabling this economically efficient development of renewable potential to continue."
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