Articles tagged with: Low Carbon

Will the EU see RED over UK renewable energy?

Will the EU see RED over UK renewable energy?

7 Apr 2017, 16:32
• By David Pratt

Unverified news broke last week that government officials are working out how to ditch the UK’s renewable energy targets while remaining in Europe’s energy market. David Pratt looks at why Number 10 is pursuing this goal, and why the EU should hold it to account.

Solar weekly digest 31 March 2017

Solar weekly digest 31 March 2017

31 Mar 2017, 11:43

A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including an historic day for the technology, a major investor closing on its first storage purchase and, of course, Brexit.

Solar weekly digest 24 March 2017

Solar weekly digest 24 March 2017

24 Mar 2017, 11:17

A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including new purchases, contact wins and product launches.

Solar weekly digest 17 March 2017

Solar weekly digest 17 March 2017

17 Mar 2017, 11:19

A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including a landmark report from the Committee on Climate Change, BEIS’ latest renewables projections and the Isles of Scilly getting its own renewables-driven smart grid.

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Crowdcube, a failed solar installer, and the missing £1 million

14 Mar 2017, 11:00 • By Liam Stoker
Crowdcube, a failed solar installer, and the missing £1 million

When The Solar Cloth Company collapsed in June last year, it took with it nearly £1 million of crowd-funded finance. Liam Stoker investigates how this came to pass and potential failures within Crowdcube’s consumer protections.

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Budget 2017: does it offer anything for the green economy?

Budget 2017: does it offer anything for the green economy?

8 Mar 2017, 14:50
• By David Pratt

David Pratt outlines what chancellor Philip Hammond's first (and last) spring budget offered to the low carbon community, paving the way for what should be a meatier autumn statement.

Solar weekly digest 3 March 2017

Solar weekly digest 3 March 2017

3 Mar 2017, 14:12

A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including a drastic cut to embedded benefits, a petition delivered to government and an update on the smart power CFE

Solar weekly digest 17 February 2017

Solar weekly digest 17 February 2017

17 Feb 2017, 10:15

A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including more details on Foresight’s dispute with SunEdison, TfL’s solar plans and activity in the secondary solar market.

New system operator to be set up within National Grid group

New system operator to be set up within National Grid group

12 Jan 2017, 13:10

A new company is to be set up to take on the system operator (SO) duties of National Grid, separating it from the transmission operator (TO) in an effort to address perceived conflicts of interest and prepare for future changes in the UK’s energy system.

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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.

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.