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Calum Ross

Renewables/Energy Transition

E.On boss calls for an end to green energy subsidies

The boss of the world largest utility company has called for an end to subsidies for green energy developments. Johannes Teyssen, chief executive of the German company E.On, said mature technologies such as wind and solar power no longer needed special treatment. He told the annual conference of the European electricity industry body, Eurelectric, that the only people blocking debate about ending financial aid were those who “just want to harvest subsidies without accountability”.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Turbine power surge fears

Anti-windfarm campaigners believe a glut of turbine schemes will send the electricity grid into meltdown and plunge Scotland into darkness. The Scottish Government is considering more than 40 applications for major projects – potentially clearing the way for nearly 1,000 new masts across the country. Each windfarm would be capable of producing enough electricity to power thousands of homes. And objectors say that, if even a fraction of them were approved, the grid would become overloaded and trigger a series of blackouts.