Energy secretary Amber Rudd has claimed that the UK’s vote to leave the European Union will not affect the country’s commitment to clean energy, and revealed the government’s response to the fifth carbon budget will be published as scheduled tomorrow morning.
Energy secretary Amber Rudd has said that she will “continue to watch” the UK’s solar industry after admitting that subsidy cuts enacted since last year had caused difficulty.
Denbighshire-based installer Carbon Zero has launched a so-called ‘Solar Owners Club’, offering consumers insurance for their solar installs in what’s claimed to be a first for the industry.
Lisa Nandy has resigned from her position as shadow energy secretary as opposition to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party continues to grow.
Following months of in fighting, confrontation and bitter debate, the UK is set to leave the European Union after Brexit drew 52% of the vote. It remains unclear at this early stage what immediate or indeed long term effect the decision will have on the UK and its energy market. However, there are looming question marks over a whole range of issues related to the UK and European energy markets as Alex Harrison, counsel at international law firm Hogan Lovells, explains.
Concerns over the future of UK energy policy have quickly emerged as a direct result of last week’s vote to leave the European Union, with trade organisations and independent commentators calling on government to show it remains committed to the low carbon agenda.
Portsmouth City Council (PCC) is preparing to award a tender offer worth up to £10 million which will see solar panels rolled out on council owned buildings across the city over the next four years.
Confirmation that the UK has voted to leave the European Union has prompted fresh calls for the low-carbon sector to be granted more investment certainty.
Renewable energy firm Good Energy has raised gross proceeds of £3.1 million through the share offer it launched earlier this month.
PS Renewables has signed five new operations and maintenance (O&M) deals with Green Power Partners, taking its UK O&M portfolio to nearly 300MW.
Solar Power Portal runs through this week’s people news from within UK solar, including new leadership at the Green Alliance, policy hires at DECC and potential employment impacts from this week’s M&A activity
Lightsource is to invest £25 million in the deployment of solar PV across thousands of residential properties in Northern Ireland.
EvoEnergy has completed what it has called one of the highest solar installations in the UK after fitting a 26kWp system on top of the redeveloped South Bank Tower, which stands 42 storeys high.
BMW has announced plans to launch a stationary energy storage product for both residential and small commercial applications using the same high-voltage batteries used in i3 electric vehicles, including those repurposed from existing EVs.