Any failure of the UK’s energy market to embrace the “rapidly changing” nature of generation and demand will lead to “intolerable outcomes” such as blackouts and brownouts, a new report from think-tank Green Alliance has warned.
The government must provide a route to market for ‘pot 1’, or established, technologies such as solar if it is to deliver decarbonisation at least cost to consumers, according to a new report from Energy UK.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has reiterated its stance that the forthcoming emissions reduction plan will be published “as early as possible” despite prime minister Theresa May calling a snap election this morning.
Activist legal group ClientEarth has threatened to pursue legal action against the government over its failure to publish its eagerly anticipated emissions reduction plan (ERP).
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.
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.
A report assessing the barriers to renewable energy deployment in Wales has called on the Welsh Assembly to lobby the UK government to devolve power over future subsidies from consumer energy bills.
A joint investment of £240 million has been unveiled by the UK and Indian governments to encourage investment into India’s rapidly growing energy and renewables market and deepen trading ties between the two countries.
Anesco has grown its portfolio to over 100 sites in England alone after adding 28 new solar farms ahead of last week’s closure of the Renewable Obligation.
Solar PV is the favourite energy generation technology amongst Conservative voters, a new study conducted by think tank Bright Blue has found.
The Renewables Obligations (RO), thought of as the single most important policy in supporting the rapid growth of renewable electricity in the UK, has closed today amid concerns for further support for UK renewables.
The UK government must set out a clear long term vision for the future of climate related policy to 2030 and beyond if investment is to be made in the UK, according to a forum of climate change investors.
The UK will have to adhere to the European Union’s environmental and climate change-related policy if it is to have any future agreement with the trading bloc, according to the first EU response to the triggering of article 50.
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.
Transmission system demand on Saturday afternoon dipped below overnight demand for the first time in the UK’s history, with increased solar generation the root cause.
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.
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).
Any potential increase in energy bills caused by low-carbon policies could be wiped out by government-backed support of energy efficiency programmes which would simultaneously reduce fuel poverty by as much as 75%.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has continued talks across Whitehall on the issue of rising business rates on solar installations, despite the lack of progress made in last week’s budget.
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.
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.
David Pratt talks to Damian Baker, managing director of RenEnergy, on the future of large scale solar deployment once the ROC scheme closes on 31 March 2017.
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.
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.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has offered nothing to address concerns over the increased business rates applied to properties with solar in his maiden budget delivered earlier today.
Schools in England and Wales could face an annual bill of almost £2 million if the government goes ahead with the planned introduction of business rates on small solar installations, according to the Green Party.
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
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy select committee has said that it expects the government to publish its eagerly anticipated Emissions Reduction Plan by the end of this month, as pledged by climate change and industry minister Nick Hurd.
200,000-strong solar business rates petition delivered to Treasury as Hammond prepares maiden budget
A petition urging chancellor Philip Hammond to stop the business rates hike on solar installs, signed by more than 200,000 people, has been delivered to HM Treasury this morning.
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.