The government didn’t sufficiently understand the challenges facing installers as part of the Green Homes Grant, having failed to learn from its own previous energy schemes.
Installations of solar PV under the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant have risen, although the technology still represents just 5% of total installations.
Solar Energy UK has teamed up with the Mayor of London to launch a new grant scheme to support solar businesses.
Further calls have come in ahead of next week’s Budget for the Chancellor to not curtail the Green Homes Grant scheme.
The Green Homes Grant is to reportedly be shuttered in March, less than a year after it first began operation.
Further calls for improvements to the Green Homes Grant are being voiced, with NGOs and thinktanks issuing a letter to the Prime Minister and Chancellor on the subject.
Pressure mounts as associations urge the adoption of plan to fix ‘over-engineered’ Green Homes Grant
Four industry associations have joined forces to urge the government to adopt a new plan to improve the beleaguered Green Homes Grant after finding 35% of installers are at risk of shutting up shop due to the scheme.
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) is calling on the government to reverse the decision to not rollover unspent Green Homes Grant funding into 2021/22.
Any of the initial £2 billion promised for the Green Homes Grant that goes unspent this year will not be rolled over.
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned that at its current rate, it will take ten years to meet the government’s Green Homes Grant target.
The government’s Green Homes Grant (GHG) scheme is reportedly in chaos, with growing debt and job losses as installers are being left out of pocket.
A new Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report on the future of home energy efficiency has attracted criticism after it failed to mention solar PV.
Solar thermal manufacturer AES Solar has opened a new office in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh as it looks to expand its presence.
The Solar Trade Association is looking to light a fire under the UK’s solar thermal industry, claiming now is the time to “shake off preconceptions” surrounding the technology.
Sadiq Khan has today opened London’s first community energy fund for solar projects, offering £400,000 over four years to support community energy groups overcome the challenges in getting project off the ground.
Rooftop solar panels in towns and cities across Scotland were able to generate more than the average home’s demand for electricity throughout May in an “extraordinary month for renewables”, according to WWF Scotland.
Solar thermal has been spared the axe under long-awaited reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive, published today by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The latest architectural trends show how the UK construction sector tries to minimise the negative environmental impact of buildings.
Ofgem has announced the 50,000th installation of a renewable heat incentive-accredited system, yet the future shape of the scheme remains unclear.