Editor's blog
Is UK energy on the greener path or moving into the black?

Is UK energy on the greener path or moving into the black?

1 Dec 2016, 11:02
• By Terry Macalister

The imminent capacity market auction could offer some clues on the direction of travel, writes Terry Macalister, but the government could be missing a trick by not steering the mechanism down a greener path.

Feature

Unlocking the EV market

1 Dec 2016, 10:31 • By David Pratt
Unlocking the EV market

As year on year sales of electric vehicles increase, the technology is forecast to experience a significant boom in the coming years. With charging infrastructure need to support deployment, David Pratt looks at the emerging market for charge points, and how installers can get involved.

Bentley gains approval for 3MW solar carport

Bentley gains approval for 3MW solar carport

29 Nov 2016, 14:44

Bentley Motors has been given the green light to construct a 3MW solar carport at its manufacturing facility in Cheshire, which would become the UK’s largest when finished.

Solar industry delivered £4.6 billion to UK in 2014 claims ONS

Solar industry delivered £4.6 billion to UK in 2014 claims ONS

29 Nov 2016, 13:37

Official figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have shown the UK solar industry delivered more than £4.6 billion to the UK economy in 2014 as part of a turnover of £83.4 billion created by the low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) economy.

BNP Paribas prices first green bond

BNP Paribas prices first green bond

29 Nov 2016, 09:51

French bank BNP Paribas has priced its first €500 million green bond, the net proceeds of which will be allocated to a series of environmentally sustainable fields including renewable energies.

BEIS report on LCF supports claims of government mismanagement

BEIS report on LCF supports claims of government mismanagement

28 Nov 2016, 14:46

The government was guilty of relying too heavily on the assumptions and forecasts used to estimate spending under the Levy Control Framework (LCF) while failing to adequately monitor the scheme, according to a report commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Silverlight targeting up to 800MW of UK assets

Silverlight targeting up to 800MW of UK assets

25 Nov 2016, 11:29

Silverlight Capital Partners is preparing to target between 600 and 800MW of operational UK solar assets in expectation that the secondary market will double within the next six months.

The time is right for solar in Ireland, claim leading figures

The time is right for solar in Ireland, claim leading figures

24 Nov 2016, 13:01

The development of solar in the Republic of Ireland will benefit from the late introduction of a support scheme compared to other markets and improve public opinion of renewables, according to leading figures in the sector speaking at last week’s Solar PV Ireland event.