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Industrial Info Resources

March 02, 2010 23:00 ET

U.K.'s New Planning Authority Goes Live, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- Energy companies wanting to build power plants above 50 megawatts (MW) in the U.K. will now go through a new planning authority that promises to fast-track the notoriously slow planning process. The Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) has just gone live and will be responsible for determining planning applications for energy projects above 50 MW, or in the case of offshore wind, 100 MW. The IPC is expected to greatly speed up the planning process for new projects, something the government has been severely criticised for in the past. Some of the new projects that the IPC will be considering include projects belonging to RWE AG (PINKSHEETS:RWEOY) (Essen, Germany), Centrica plc (PINKSHEETS:CPYYY) (Windsor, England) and Renewable Energy Systems Limited (Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England).

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