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Government extends Hornsea Three decision deadline to March 2020

Nick Palmer Senior Writer

Government extends Hornsea Three decision deadline to March 2020 Energy and Clean Growth Minister Kwasi Kwarteng has published a written statement on Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom’s decision on the application for the Hornsea Three offshore wind farm, for which the deadline was 2 October. In the Tuesday 8 October statement, the minister said that Leadsom has set a new deadline for deciding the application of 31 March 2020. This, he said, would “allow further information in respect of offshore environmental effects to be provided and considered”. Parliament UK did not attend EU Energy Council in September The UK did not attend the EU Energy Council on 24 September, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Kwasi Kwarteng revealed in a written statement published on Tuesday 8 October. He said: “The UK Government has decided that from 1 September until exit day, UK Ministers and officials will only attend EU meetings where the UK has a significant national interest in the outcome of the discussions.” Parliament Over half of UK local authorities have enforced higher building standards Following a Freedom of Information request sent to every local authority in the UK in January, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has released new research on local authority building standards. Published on Tuesday 8 October, analysis of the responses revealed that over half (51%) of all local authorities have implemented standards that go above national requirements, with more than one in every six local authorities (17%) setting policies which the STA considers to be leading. It also builds on the government&...

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