Regno Unito

Il Regno Unito è uno dei nostri mercati prioritari per lo sviluppo di nuovi asset eolici ed è tra i paesi in cui prevediamo il maggiore incremento degli impianti eolici. Abbiamo un'importante pipeline di progetti per circa 250 MW complessivi in Scozia e Irlanda del Nord e siamo impegnati nella crescita.

Il governo del Regno Unito ha reso noto che devono essere intraprese ulteriori azioni per ridurre le emissioni per raggiungere l'obiettivo zero emissioni al 2050.

Il parlamento britannico è stato uno dei primi al mondo a riconoscere e dichiarare un'emergenza climatica globale.
È anche palese che ci sono immense opportunità economiche nel passaggio a un'economia ancora più green e più pulita, motivo per cui ha posto la "Clean growth" al centro della sua moderna strategia industriale.

Il caso della produzione di energia da vento onshore è chiaro. Si tratta della forma più economica di energia rinnovabile nel Regno Unito e consente il percorso meno costoso alla decarbonizzazione.

 

I nostri progetti

Nel Regno Unito, stiamo lavorando allo sviluppo di numerosi progetti di parchi eolici onshore sia in Scozia che nell'Irlanda del Nord. I progetti in Scozia sono Creag Riabhach a Sutherland (92 MW, consented), Rigghill nel Nord Ayrshire (48 MW, in fase di pianificazione) e Sandy Knowe in Dumfries e Galloway (90 MW, consented).

I progetti dell' Irlanda del Nord sono Craiggore (25 MW, in costruzione) ed Evishagaran (48 MW, in costruzione), entrambi nella contea di Londonderry.


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Rigghill - Vai al sito del progetto

"The UK and the Energy Transition: challenges and opportunities"

Given ERG's ambitions to expand in the UK, we decided to bring together a diverse group of experts from industry, the media, government and academia to gather their insights on the key issues that will shape the UK's energy future and the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Our objective was both to inform our own thinking as a business, but also to share insight with others and make recommendations to institutions and policymakers.

We planned to convene three roundtable discussions to bring together experts, exchange perspectives and gather insights. While we successfully held two of these events in the Summer of 2019, one in Edinburgh and one in Belfast, our plans for a third roundtable were derailed by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Consequently, we adapted our plans and, instead of the third roundtable, conducted a series of online video interviews.

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Executive Summary

  • 1. Meeting the challenges of the next phase of the energy transition
    The next phase of decarbonisation in the UK will be more challenging than those of the past, requiring a raised level of political ambition and leadership. The transition will start to impact members of the public more visibly than before, necessitating a more active dialogue between governments, businesses, and communities to anticipate public concerns and earn support.

    While the move away from hydrocarbons as fuel is vital, it must be undertaken in a managed and considered way to maintain energy security and prevent economic shocks that could cause hardship and undermine our collective net zero ambitions. Clear policy direction and commitment to long term support have brought successes in the UK's offshore wind sector; replicating this in onshore renewables will be a vital plank of the next stage of UK decarbonisation.
     
  • 2. Political leadership, policy, and regulation
    Compared to what lies ahead, the progress on decarbonisation to date has been relatively easy, achievable even without high levels of political ambition and direction. That will not be the case for overcoming the greater challenges of the next stage of decarbonisation. We will need courage and determination from our political leaders, which industry must match with its own efforts to drive innovation, show adaptability and bring about economies of scale and cost reductions.

    The planning and regulatory frameworks that govern the UK energy system and related industries were designed for another age and without the objective of tackling climate change in mind. They require a fundamental update to align the regimes with net zero and facilitate the necessary shift to a decentralised, smart and clean energy system.
     
  • 3. Seizing the economic opportunity of net zero, while ensuring a just transition
    Tackling climate change represents a huge economic opportunity for those countries and businesses that can take the lead, and the need to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19 has accelerated the ‘green growth' agenda.

    However, policymakers must ensure that the transition to net zero does not exacerbate inequalities by creating ‘winners and losers'. The clean energy transition must be guided by a mature discussion about the future transition of the oil and gas industry.
     

Comunicati stampa relativi alle nostre attività nel Regno Unito