Articles tagged with: Policy

BEIS commits to fresh FiT review by the end of the year

BEIS commits to fresh FiT review by the end of the year

10 Apr 2017, 11:21

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has committed to publishing a fresh review of the small-scale feed-in tariff regime by the end of the year, Solar Power Portal can reveal.

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.

Editor's blog
In conversation: Kilian Pender, founder of Greenstone Finance and CEO of the Green Deal

In conversation: Kilian Pender, founder of Greenstone Finance and CEO of the Green Deal

27 Mar 2017, 17:13
• By David Pratt

Since the news broke in January that the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) had been privatised, industry has been waiting for the new and improved Green Deal to appear. David Pratt sits down with Kilian Pender, founder and chief executive of Greenstone Finance, to discuss the future of the scheme and why a history of failures won't repeat itself.

New Green Deal imminent as private owners improve offer

New Green Deal imminent as private owners improve offer

23 Mar 2017, 15:02

The Green Deal will be re-branded over the summer as the new private sector owners prepare to re-launch the failed government scheme with improvements to how finance loans can be accessed, alongside a direct marketing strategy.

BEIS outlines limited projections for renewables to 2035

BEIS outlines limited projections for renewables to 2035

16 Mar 2017, 11:47

Renewable electricity generation is expected to fall in the early 2020s as gas fired power stations come online, according to updated energy and emissions projections from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Feature
Editor's blog

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.

Feature
Editor's blog

UK solar; the view from Europe

10 Mar 2017, 11:46 • By Liam Stoker
UK solar; the view from Europe

Fresh from the SolarPower Europe summit in Brussels this week, Liam Stoker reflects on how the UK solar sector is viewed from across the channel these days.

Budget 2017: The renewables reaction

Budget 2017: The renewables reaction

9 Mar 2017, 09:32

The renewable economy reacts to chancellor Philip Hammond's 2017 spring budget, which offered scant information for the direction of the UK's energy policy moving forward.

Editor's blog
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

Guest blog
UK energy infrastructure needs solar at its heart

UK energy infrastructure needs solar at its heart

2 Mar 2017, 08:10
• By Abid Kazim

Abid Kazim, MD at NextEnergy Capital, discusses why the government – and UK infrastructure as a whole – needs to place solar at its heart before it is too late.