Energy policy and the delivery of a sustainable and secure energy supply are at the forefront of the challenges facing the UK in the 21st Century.  Economic prosperity is directly linked to the availability and cost of energy supplies and the UK’s reliance on imported energy is driving an urgent need to exploit the full range of energy supply opportunities.

The UK will need to make substantial new investment in the following areas to secure reliable and affordable energy supplies:

  • the international legislative framework seeking to respond to the impact of climate change by cutting greenhouse gas emissions through the promotion of renewable energy sources;
  • the development of new / replacement conventional  energy generation to provide a base load of energy supply and/or to balance the national grid at times of high demand;
  • extraction of previously unavailable reserves of energy supplies using emerging techniques
  • development of new and expanded grid infrastructure to transport electricity and energy supplies more efficiently;
  • the need to integrate new development with sources of renewable electricity and heat through the strategic location of thermal treatment facilities; and
  • the need to dramatically increase the availability of gas storage facilities to provide the UK with greater resilience in the global market for gas supplies.

AXIS has extensive experience in the energy sectors including:

  • securing planning permission for a wide range of renewable/low carbon energy supply systems (wind farms, biomass power stations, energy from waste, anaerobic digestion, landfill gas);
  • preparing applications (planning, development consent orders and applications under Section 36 of the Electricity Act) for  power stations, large scale renewables and associated energy infrastructure, including gas storage and energy transmission projects;
  • planning services to the nuclear energy industry;
  • planning advice on renewable energy supply in new development;
  • undertaking renewable energy studies (all technologies) and renewables development capacity/areas of search studies; and
  • advice on the implications of energy legislation and policy.

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