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The government looks set to stop new wind farms after Energy Minister John Hayes was quoted by The Daily Mail and Telegraph as stating that the UK had enough of them. The remarks, carried broadly in the UK press, have to be seen in the context of domestic political positioning as Mr Hayes looks to define his brief, in the context of the coalition and a wider conversation the Government is looking to have about low carbon generation.
The deployment of renewable power across Europe is growing at an accelerated rate. This is being driven by governmental commitments on carbon emissions and structural market reforms to ensure sufficient capital is available for its development. These schemes, whilst effective in offsetting carbon emissions and driving investment, have come under criticism for their lack of transparency and potential for criminal abuse. This post discusses European renewable power, power generation in Italy and the impact of corruption and organised crime in Wind Farms throughout Sicily
Using Python and Beautiful Soup to source, extract and process a dynamic list of UK wind farm data