A think tank that includes senior Conservative figures among its members has called for the government to call time on the Hinkley C nuclear power plant.
The future of the controversial Hinkley Point C nuclear plant remains in doubt despite being approved by EDF’s board after the government sought more time to decide.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has estimated that just 88MW of solar was installed in Q2 2016, less than half than was deployed in Q2 2015.
Solar Power Portal runs through this week’s people news from within UK solar, including news from the PwC employment survey and opportunities at the STA and Quintas.
Bristol Sport is set to benefit from significant savings on its energy bills after completing a deal with Bristol City Council to purchase energy generated from new solar panels installed on the West stand of the Ashton Gate Stadium.
Sadiq Khan’s efforts to be “the greenest mayor London has ever had” have been bolstered by City Hall’s announcement that it has applied for a licence to supply low carbon electricity, despite no news yet of increased renewable energy generation within the city.
DuPont, an industry leader in high-performance materials for photovoltaic panels, shares best practices for solar array design, component selection and long-term maintenance.
The UK government needs to provide “continuity and stability” in its energy and climate change policy according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which has called on Greg Clark to pick up the baton left by former energy secretary Amber Rudd.
NextEnergy Solar Fund has added a further £42 million to its acquisition firepower after closing a tap share issue programme.
The UK government should make clear its views on a subsidy-free market stabilisation model for technologies left out of the Contracts for Difference scheme, according to the latest select committee report to criticise the government’s handling of the renewables industry.
Employment in the UK’s domestic solar industry has contracted by approximately one-third in the last year against a backdrop of subsidy cuts and other policy interventions, and further job losses are strongly expected.
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has claimed that the green economy could offer vital support for a post-Brexit Britain and create thousands of additional jobs.
Solar Power Portal runs through this week’s people news from within UK solar including changes at the top of Anesco and Absolute Solar and Wind, as well as the likely new ministerial appointments to the energy brief at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Tesla’s claim of having “The World’s Fastest Charging Station” has been upheld by the UK’s advertising watchdog following a challenge by Ecotricity, which argued its claims could not be substantiated.
Insurance giant Chubb is to bolster its UK-facing clean tech portfolio by launching a new product aimed at owners of solar plants.