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  • Northern Ireland backtracks on severe PV ROC cut

    30 January 2015, 10:02 Updated: 30 January 2015, 10:21

    Northern Ireland’s Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) has scrapped plans to reduce the ROC banding levels for PV up to 250kW from 4 to 1.6ROCs.

  • VideoBarker talks up solar PV and storage

    29 January 2015, 08:06 Updated: 29 January 2015, 9:45

    Former DECC minister, Greg Barker has talked up the potential of solar PV in the future, especially when partnered with energy storage.

  • VideoREA’s UK Solar will ‘strengthen the voice of the industry’

    29 January 2015, 07:37 Updated: 29 January 2015, 9:49

    Dr Nina Skorupska, chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association, has said that its new solar trade body, UK Solar will “strengthen the voice of UK solar”. 

  • DECC adds £25 million to less established CfD pot

    28 January 2015, 09:11 Updated: 28 January 2015, 10:05

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has added an extra £25 million funding for less established technologies under the Contracts for Difference scheme.

  • VideoTim Yeo launches scathing attack on DNO ‘monopoly’

    27 January 2015, 11:51 Updated: 27 January 2015, 13:11

    Tim Yeo has called for more scrutiny over how the distributed network operators (DNOs) conduct their businesses.

  • MPs urged to reinstate ‘meaningful’ Zero Carbon Homes standard

    26 January 2015, 08:11 Updated: 26 January 2015, 9:42 | Comments (1)

    MPs have been asked to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill which would help strengthen the “meaningless” Zero Carbon Homes standard after the bill was watered down.

  • Rising PV deployment triggers April feed-in tariff degressions

    23 January 2015, 13:27 Updated: 26 January 2015, 8:43

    The feed-in tariff rates for both the 0-10kW and 50kW-5MW capacity bands will degress by 3.5% from April 2015, according to the latest statistics published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

  • German companies Athos and Bejulo join race for ROCs in the rain

    21 January 2015, 12:05 Updated: 21 January 2015, 13:11

    Another UK utility-scale project has joined the race to connect to the grid ahead of the expiry of ROCs, with a pair of German companies scheduled to install 17.3MW of solar PV eligible for the current subsidy scheme by the end of March.

  • CfD bid process accelerated

    20 January 2015, 17:52 Updated: 20 January 2015, 18:04

    The Low Carbon Contracts Company has released a revised Contracts for Difference (CfD) timeline which will see the bid process accelerated.

  • REA launches dedicated trade groups for solar and storage

    15 January 2015, 16:32 Updated: 15 January 2015, 16:56

    The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has launched two new trade groups to represent the solar and storage industries respectively.

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