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  • London Assembly keeps pressure on Amber Rudd over FiT snub

    10 February 2016, 15:21 Updated: 10 February 2016, 15:30 | Comments (3)

    The London Assembly has kept the pressure on energy secretary Amber Rudd by passing a motion calling on mayor Boris Johnson to stand up for the capital’s renewables industry.

  • VideoHow to approach selling energy storage and clean energy in the UK

    10 February 2016, 10:29 Updated: 10 February 2016, 10:44

    Martin Cotterell founded his solar installation company, Sundog Energy, in 1995. A veteran of the industry who likely requires little introduction, he has worked with groups including Greenpeace and the British Antarctic Survey and played a key role in creating a 2012 guide to PV system installation used by UK accreditation service MCS.

  • ‘Strong case’ for solar to retain 5% VAT rate, STA argues

    09 February 2016, 12:25 Updated: 09 February 2016, 13:41

    The Solar Trade Association has said that there is a “strong case” for solar technologies to be treated the same as other energy savings materials as HMRC deliberates its consultation response.

  • Searching for the UK’s new solar

    08 February 2016, 11:26 Updated: 08 February 2016, 11:31

    Little more than seven weeks after the government published its FiT consultation response and six months after the proposals were first publicised, today is the day the new FiT regime comes into force.

  • VideoGovernment use of the LCF increasingly unappealing

    04 February 2016, 09:37 Updated: 04 February 2016, 10:47

    The government’s explanation that the Levy Control Framework, and any purported overspend within it, can be used to justify any policy u-turn it deems appropriate is to be ruled over by three Court of Appeal judges in the coming weeks.

  • Lords clash over feed-in tariff cuts in annulment motion debate

    03 February 2016, 13:45 Updated: 03 February 2016, 16:08

    The House of Lords has clashed over cuts to the feed-in tariff which Baroness Featherstone labelled as “untenable” and an “extraordinary micromanagement of an industry”.

  • Consolidation in ‘fragmented’ UK O&M market is ‘inevitable’

    03 February 2016, 12:32 Updated: 08 February 2016, 11:09

    The UK’s solar operations and maintenance (O&M) market is currently “very fragmented” and faces “inevitable” consolidation in the near future, a conference panel has said.

  • Government attempts to justify ‘grossly unfair’ early RO closure at Court of Appeal hearing

    03 February 2016, 09:52 Updated: 03 February 2016, 10:09

    The government has attempted to justify the “grossly unfair” early closure to the renewable obligation (RO) last year at the Court of Appeal, claiming that any operation of the support mechanism was always subject to the “overriding risk” of the Levy Control Framework (LCF).

  • CCC reiterates need for new energy policies following COP21 Paris agreement

    28 January 2016, 10:54 Updated: 28 January 2016, 11:20

    The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has written to energy secretary Amber Rudd to reiterate the need for new plans and policies following December’s climate agreement in Paris.

  • VideoCalls for new UK energy strategy falling on deaf ears

    27 January 2016, 09:43 Updated: 27 January 2016, 11:58 | Comments (1)

    Pressure on the Department of Energy and Climate Change has increased substantially in recent days after a number of reports poked holes in the government’s energy strategy, or lack thereof.


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