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Press Releases

SPECIAL aims to raise awareness of energy efficiency and the move to a low carbon economy through sustainable energy solutions.

Keep up to date with all the SPECIAL partner activities and comments by reading our press releases, newsletters and articles here.

Nov 2015
Climate Protection Action in Germany

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Oct 2015
Planning and Delivering renewable energy solutions: What Lessons can we learn from Europe?

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Aug 2015
International Conference on Climate Action

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Jul 2015
IPI Module 5 - Implementing renewable energy alternatives

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Jun 2015
Spatial Planning & Energy for Communities in All Landscapes - Module 4 - Developing evidence based e

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May 2015
Lessons from Europe: Planning for renewable energy solutions

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May 2015
Irish Planning Institute: SPECIAL planning and energy CPD moduel three: The departure point

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Apr 2015
Irish Planning Institute SPECIAL Planning and Energy CPD

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Apr 2015
Large Scale Solar UK - Planners workshop 28 April 2015

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Mar 2015
Irish Planning Institute launches SPECIAL pilot training

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Mar 2015
How can local authorities plan for district heating projects

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Mar 2015
How can we work together to plan for Community Renewable Energy Projects?

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Mar 2015
Delivering Community Renewable Energy Projects through the Planning System

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Mar 2015
Planning for district heating: masterplanning, technical feasibility and economic viability

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Dec 2014
Government’s politicisation of wind farm planning damaging for country, says TCPA chief

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Dec 2014
We must act immediately to save our communities from the catastrophic threat of climate change

Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the TCPA spoke at Planning Magazine's Planning for Energy and Environment Conference on 2 December

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Oct 2014
Is it time for councils to buy back control of the energy grid?

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Sep 2014
The UK must find ways of planning and delivering renewable energy solutions

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Sep 2014
How can councils release the economic benefits of renewable energy?

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Aug 2014
Building a resilient environment event, Cambridge 9 September 2014

Sustainability East, Climate UK, TCPA SPECIAL Event

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Jul 2014
SPECIAL Planners’ Summit ‘Taking Stock of Planning for Sustainable Energy’

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Jul 2014
Derbyshire County Council aiming to generate money through renewable energy projects

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Jul 2014
APSE Energy Seminar

From industrial legacy to future energy: Transforming the use of former industrial land for energy projects Thursday 3 July County Hall Matlock Derbyshire

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Jun 2014
ECTP-CEU and SPECIAL Spatial Planning and Renewable Energy Awards Exhibition

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Jan 2014
Can Ireland become a world leader in renewable energy production?

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Aug 2013
Committee calls for greater government support for local energy projects

Leading planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has welcomed the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s report today calling for greater Government support for local energy projects.

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Jul 2013
Government offers certainty for zero carbon transition

Leading housing and planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) welcomes the announcement by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Baroness Hanham, today on the Government’s proposals to consult next on step towards zero carbon homes which ‘will contribute to national emission reduction targets and help to lower people’s fuel bills’

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Jul 2013
Government guidance underplays renewable energy

The UK Government’s publication of new planning guidance on renewable energy underplays both the global environmental imperative of low carbon technology and the local economic and social benefits of community-led renewable energy projects.

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Jun 2013
Wind power vital to UK energy security, economy and environment

The Government's decision to change planning guidance to allow for a local veto of onshore wind could have a profound impact on the environment and our economy, warns leading planning charity the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA).

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Apr 2013
Energising Europe’s planners: New European energy project springs into action

Town Planning Associations (TPAs) from across the European Union will meet this week in London for the first time for the launch of a new IEE (Intelligent Energy Europe) funded project, SPECIAL.

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Mar 2013
Powering the future:  New European project to build UK planners’ renewable energy skills

Leading housing and planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) is about to begin its most ambitious European project to date. SPECIAL (Spatial Planning & Energy for Communities in All Landscapes) will seek to build the capacity of planners and other built environment professionals in delivering local renewable energy solutions over the next three years.

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