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News round-up 18/6

Onshore windfarm subsidies to end; Pope’s sustainable resources call; LOI test legislation approved; Veolia’s decommissioning facility

Onshore windfarm subsidies to end

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) is to end subsidies to onshore windfarms from 1 April 2016, a year earlier than set out in the previous coalition agreement.

There will be a grace period for projects which already have planning permission, the department said.

No subsidy cuts to any other form of renewable energy, such as biomass, have been announced.

Press release

Pope’s sustainable resources call

The Pope has called for efforts to promote sustainable use of natural resources in his encyclical, one of his regular pronouncements.

He said such measures are “an investment capable of providing other economic benefits in the medium term”.

“More diversified and innovative forms of production which impact less on the environment can prove very profitable,” he added.

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LOI test legislation approved

The government’s Landfill Tax (Qualifying Fines) Order 2015, which included loss-on-ignition (LOI) test legislation, has been formally approved.

Labour MPs Kevan Jones and Alison McGovern both raised concerns over how landfill tax regulations will be enforced at a debate in the House of Commons on 16 June.

But exchequer secretary Damian Hirst said: “I have seen for myself that the test is already working in practice, providing certainty and fairness to all parties.”

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Veolia announces decommissioning facility

Veolia has announced a £1m investment in the development of a decommissioning facility in Great Yarmouth Port.

The site, operated in partnership with energy logistics provider Peterson, will enable operators in the Southern North Sea (SNS) to offload topside, jackets and subsea equipment for dismantling and recycling.

The site, due to be operational in July 2015, is expected to create seven new jobs initially.

Press release

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