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  • Hundreds of solar jobs already lost since FiT consultation, says STA

    30 November 2015, 12:32 Updated: 30 November 2015, 12:45

    A survey of over 200 solar companies has found that hundreds of workers have already been made redundant as a result of government plans to cut the feed-in tariff (FiT), with many more on notice for next year if the cuts go through.

  • Community energy projects raise record investment

    30 November 2015, 11:04 Updated: 30 November 2015, 11:40

    Millions of pounds have been invested by the public in community energy solar projects following the government’s decision to remove such projects from Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) tax relief.

  • Big businesses call on PM to rethink clean energy cuts

    30 November 2015, 10:06 Updated: 30 November 2015, 10:23

    Major multinational companies including Vodafone, Unilever and Tesco have called on prime minister David Cameron to rethink his government’s cuts to clean energy programmes.

  • Barker: DECC needs to promote new energy ‘narrative’

    30 November 2015, 09:42 Updated: 30 November 2015, 10:21

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change needs to put forward the “new narrative” behind its energy policy overhaul in order to allay industry concerns, former energy secretary Lord Barker has said.

  • Ex-Tory MP Tim Yeo loses solar libel case

    27 November 2015, 12:47 Updated: 30 November 2015, 10:16

    Former Conservative Party MP and energy and climate change select committee chair Tim Yeo has lost a libel case against the Sunday Times over a ‘cash-for-advocacy’ claim.

  • Solar firm diversifies into construction to ensure ‘sustainable future’

    27 November 2015, 10:58 Updated: 27 November 2015, 16:38

    Coast2Coast Group has launched a new construction division in a move that will bolster the company’s portfolio in the face of Government cuts to energy efficiency subsidies.

  • Net metering and private PPAs form Greg Barker’s future vision for solar

    26 November 2015, 21:03 Updated: 27 November 2015, 10:15 | Comments (2)

    Former energy minister Lord Barker has said solar’s future lies in a combination of private wire PPAs and a government-backed net metering scheme.

  • Fifth carbon budget requires large solar deployment out to 2030

    26 November 2015, 12:32 Updated: 26 November 2015, 13:37

    The Committee on Climate Change’s fifth carbon budget, published today, establishes that the UK would need to develop multiple gigawatts of solar capacity to meet spiralling, low-carbon demand.

  • VideoMIP movement could be crucial for solar’s 2016

    26 November 2015, 11:32 Updated: 26 November 2015, 13:32 | Comments (1)

    The European Commission’s request for information on panel manufacturers last week indicates that the policy cogs are beginning to turn, and the future of the controversial minimum import price could soon be up for debate.

  • Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 reaction

    25 November 2015, 19:00 Updated: 26 November 2015, 8:59

    All the reaction to yesterday’s Spending Review announcements, including the planned reformation of ECO, changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive and scrapping of the Carbon Capture and Storage scheme.


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