Although the possibility of offshore wind farms was raised more than 20 years ago, it was not until 1996 that the first applications were made in the fourth round of the NFFO
The Wind Fund intends to invest only in projects with planning permission that have been approved for NFFO
purposes, and is the only ethical fund investing purely in green energy companies.
legislation has been carried forward in the U.
has been working on a policy that strikes the right balance between the sustainability of the stocks and the flexibility to adapt measures to local characteristics.
This is one of the first uses of a change in regulations to allow transfer of NFFO
(non-fossil fuel obligation) contracts from one site to another.
A spokesman for the NFFO
in the North East last night said the region faced "losing an entire way of life".
But then along comes Kyoto and, hey presto, there's no shortage of developers queueing for the NFFO
Barry Deas, NFFO
chief executive, said: "Prawns are one of the most valuable stocks for the UK and are very important for the North East.
And retired North-East fisherman Bob Casson, a former executive member of the NFFO
, said: "We have fought the battle long and hard about cuts to the fleet and warned a year ago about the damage these recommendations would cause.
Bob Casson, a former North Shields fisherman and NFFO
executive member, said: "I don't believe any North-East ports can take further cuts in the fleet, tie-ups or more restrictions on days at sea without the infrastructure of the industry collapsing.
regional representative and Cullercoats fisherman Dennis Clark said: "Our fisheries in the North-East are sustainable or moving rapidly towards it.