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  • RHI plans branded ‘counterproductive’ as consultation closes

    29 April 2016, 14:05 Updated: 29 April 2016, 14:11

    The government’s controversial consultation on reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) closed this week amid claims its proposals are “counterproductive, and will significantly impact the industry.”

  • Strong public support for solar soars to new highs

    28 April 2016, 12:38 Updated: 28 April 2016, 14:27 | Comments (1)

    The percentage of the public in ‘strong support’ of solar has soared to new highs according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s latest public attitudes tracker.

  • Finance and grid costs are biggest barrier to Irish solar

    27 April 2016, 15:51 Updated: 27 April 2016, 17:15

    Concerns about the availability of finance and the cost of grid connections will be the biggest barriers to Irish solar deployment, a breakout session at the Solar Summit in London has said.

  • PPAs to lead UK solar claims developer panel

    26 April 2016, 16:37 Updated: 27 April 2016, 15:05

    Power purchase agreements (PPAs) will lead the industry in the post-subsidy environment according to a panel of solar developers speaking on the first day of Solar Media’s Clean Energy Summit.

  • E.ON’s clean energy boss becomes latest to criticse government policy

    26 April 2016, 11:55 Updated: 26 April 2016, 12:09

    The government is sending the wrong signals to international investors in renewable energy after making a series of “substantial policy reversals”, according to the chief executive of E.ON’s clean energy division.

  • UK solar expertise needed in Dubai says city’s utility

    25 April 2016, 10:37 Updated: 25 April 2016, 10:50

    Dubai’s utility company has called on UK solar firms to bring their expertise to bear in the city after highlighting US$21 billion (£14 billion) of large scale projects and tenders in Dubai at a recent clean energy networking event.

  • Brexit would be ‘bad for green businesses’, claims Davey

    20 April 2016, 10:21 Updated: 20 April 2016, 11:33 | Comments (4)

    Former secretary of state for energy and climate change Sir Ed Davey has claimed that Britain’s green businesses would suffer if the country voted to leave the European Union.

  • Survey finds 39% of homeowners BIPV solar to power houses in the future

    15 April 2016, 10:48 Updated: 15 April 2016, 12:00

    A survey of British homeowners has found that nearly half of them expect solar PV to feature heavily in the design of future houses.

  • No movement expected on solar VAT decision until 2017 following EU action plan

    11 April 2016, 11:10 Updated: 12 April 2016, 18:01

    The European Commission has yet to act on last year’s ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that the reduced rate of VAT on solar panels is illegal, and appears to have no plans to do so following the publication of a VAT action plan.

  • IPPR report sets London 750MW solar target

    06 April 2016, 12:01 Updated: 12 April 2016, 17:06

    The next mayor of London should set the capital a target of deploying 750MW of solar by 2025, a new report by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) has said.


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