Subsidy-free solar is viable in the UK just as long as government “gets out of the way”, a panel at this morning’s Solar Finance and Investment Europe event has concluded.
Liam Stoker takes a look at this week's recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change and wonders how much longer the government can ignore advice from its own institutions on solar PV.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has become the latest organisation to call for a route to market for solar PV as it seeks more ambitious decarbonisation efforts from government.
Ofgem has argued that competitive auctions for established renewables could still be beneficial to the UK power market.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has responded strongly to a lack of solar policy announcements within today’s Clean Growth Strategy reveal, arguing that the government is “artificially holding back” the technology.
Leading renewables investors and the Solar Trade Association have written to energy secretary Greg Clark, urging him to end solar’s spell in the Contracts for Difference wilderness.
The Aldersgate Group has renewed calls for subsidy-free Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions to be introduced.
With the UK’s main political parties preparing to unveil their respective election manifestos, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has unveiled its own equivalent on behalf of the UK’s green economy.
The second and last remaining solar farm to receive Contracts for Difference (CfD) funding under the initial auction has been connected to the grid.
The development costs of the last remaining solar project to receive Contracts for Difference (CfD) funding have spiralled following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
Lightsource has confirmed that Charity Farm solar park in Shropshire has been connected to the grid, becoming the first solar project to do so under the Contracts for Difference scheme.