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  • VideoCan the Liberal Democrats translate courting of green vote into action?

    19 November 2014, 14:52 Updated: 19 November 2014, 17:23

    Andy Colthorpe with a video comment on how the Lib Dems are seeking to appeal to the ‘green vote’, talking up the benefits of investing in renewable energy and making encouraging noises about solar, while the coalition government they are part of seems less sold on the idea.

  • UK solar to be cheaper than gas by 2018

    19 November 2014, 12:13 Updated: 19 November 2014, 13:59 | Comments (3)

    Large-scale solar PV in the UK will be cheaper than gas before 2018, according to a report published by the Solar Trade Association.

  • VideoSavills Energy: ‘Still plenty to be done’ for commercial solar

    14 November 2014, 10:10 Updated: 14 November 2014, 10:29

    Savills Energy has called on the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to outline the next steps of its solar strategy in order to unlock greater investment in the commercial rooftop solar market.

  • VideoPre-election battle lines drawn in Hastings

    13 November 2014, 15:00 Updated: 13 November 2014, 15:26

    Green policies took centre stage in Hastings this week with both Conservative and Labour MPs in the area to talk about green policies

  • No FiT boost for community projects

    13 November 2014, 13:20 Updated: 13 November 2014, 14:54

    The government has confirmed that it will not raise the ceiling for feed-in tariff (FiT) payments from 5MW to 10MW as part of its community energy strategy.

  • VideoAre CfDs the correct support mechanism for solar?

    12 November 2014, 08:48 Updated: 12 November 2014, 9:06

    The introduction of auction-based contracts for difference (CfDs) in the UK has caused huge amounts of uncertainty in the solar industry. With Japan considering introducing its own version of CfDs and the EU stating a preference for the support mechanism, Andy Colthorpe asks if CfDs could be the solar support mechanism of the future.

  • VideoDECC minister joins Tory anti-solar farm bandwagon

    06 November 2014, 17:55 Updated: 06 November 2014, 18:17

    Amber Rudd, junior minister for energy and climate change has become the latest Conservative minister to criticise the deployment of solar farms in the UK after she said solar farms “are not particularly welcome” in the UK.

  • VideoGENR: Brits back solar; DECC does not

    04 November 2014, 16:37 Updated: 04 November 2014, 17:11

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published the results of its eleventh Public Attitudes tracker which crowns solar the most popular technology for the eleventh time.

  • VideoOfgem confirms 3.5% FiT degressions in January 2015

    03 November 2014, 17:32 Updated: 04 November 2014, 16:14

    Ofgem has confirmed that all tariff bands <50kW in the feed-in tariff (FiT) will degress by 3.5% come 1 January 2015.

  • Government publishes community ownership framework

    03 November 2014, 09:42 Updated: 03 November 2014, 10:59

    The government has published its shared ownership taskforce report which outlines a framework for community groups in the UK to be offered the right to invest in new, local renewable energy projects.

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