Why Renewable Energy?

The effects of global warming and climate change are being felt around the world.  The ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, we are being hit by more floods, droughts, forest fires, the list goes on.  We need to take action now to help reduce the impact we have on the earth.

The UK Government is strongly committed to renewable energy and public support remains high. In addition to carbon savings where it displaces conventional fossil-fuelled generation, it contributes to the UK’s security of energy supply where concerns remain over our heavy dependence on imports of coal and gas (by pipeline or LNG tanker) from less politically stable regions of the world. Recent political focus has started to shift back to considering the implications of an over-dependence on imported fossil fuels and the high cost of new nuclear plants.

The Government has continued to support development of the renewable sector with the Feed in Tariff (FIT) scheme for small and medium scale projects, the Renewables Obligation from which Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) are issued for larger projects and Contracts for Differences, the successor to the Renewables Obligation from 2017.

Castillium recognises that there needs to be a change to the way we generate our electricity in the UK and our projects are designed not only to do this but to minimise the impact on the landscape and local communities.