After Claire Perry said she expects some "really positive" outcomes from the forthcoming solar strategy, Liam Stoker looks back at some of the other claims made by energy ministers and secretaries and explains why the department can ill afford another misstep.
National policy decisions have created “confusion and uncertainty” over what powers exist at a local level to boost the sustainability of new build housing according to a trio of council leaders, backed by the UK Green Building Council.
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has issued a damning verdict of the government’s approach to clean energy investment in recent years, calling on it to publish an urgent plan to plug looming policy gaps.
IChoosr, the organiser of collective purchasing agreements such as Solar Together London, is seeking installers to qualify for future group-buying solar schemes.
Solar Media, the publisher of Solar Power Portal and sister publication Energy-Storage.News, has released this year’s edition of its annual Global Energy Storage Opportunity report.
Energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry has hinted that the government’s forthcoming post-2019 solar direction could deliver a “really positive” set of outcomes for the industry.
The UK has climbed back up to seventh in EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), its highest position since cuts to renewable subsidies sent its ranking tumbling.
The number of employment opportunities for solar technicians in the UK have slumped by nearly 80% in three years, according to research from employment website Indeed.
Ongoing frustration with national solar policy has allowed local authorities and regional government to take the lead in UK solar deployment, the Solar Trade Association has said in a new report.
Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) has relaxed restrictions it attached to new solar projects following successful lobbying by the Solar Trade Association’s Scotland team.
Liam Stoker ruminates on recent news surrounding the government’s management of the feed-in tariff and other subsidies, and how it’s time solar got off the government’s policy Ferris Wheel.
Heavyweights from the property and construction industries have written to the government urging it to ‘raise the bar’ on environmental standards in new buildings.
The government quietly abandoned plans to install 1GW of solar on its estate following cuts to subsidies it enacted in 2015, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
Five solar installers are celebrating after they reached an out of court settlement for damages following the government’s unlawful changes to the feed-in tariff in 2011.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has strongly rebuked the government for its treatment of the domestic solar industry.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has launched a £15 million low carbon fund intended to promote the production and distribution of renewable energy resources in the region.
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is calling on the sector to engage with the development of business rates that will be applied to energy storage projects in 2022, including those attached to subsidy-free solar farms.
Lightsource BP has appointed two new senior executives as it looks to usher in its post-partnership era with a strengthened management team.
Mis-selling, insurance risk and the failure of associated costs to fall alongside sell prices could hold back greater battery storage deployment, a panel discussion has revealed.
Regulatory divergence from the standards of the European Union will threaten the growth of the UK’s low carbon sector post-Brexit, a leading green think tank has warned.
Regulators, policymakers, experts, developers, utilities, aggregators and of course, energy storage industry participants will fill out the Victoria Park Plaza in London next week to discuss everything impacting the deployment of energy storage.
The Irish government will see up to 4.5GW of renewable capacity procured under the Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS), in which solar is set to compete against other renewable generation technologies for government contracts.
The public should be made aware of the cost associated with locking out the cheapest forms of electricity generation from government support according to the chairman of the UK's independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
Two years ago the government’s new feed-in tariff regime came into force, starting an immensely difficult period for the solar industry. Deployment has fallen by nearly 80%, and thousands of jobs have been lost. This is the inside track of how it happened.
Energy secretary Greg Clarke has been warned that the UK is at great risk of missing out on the benefit of low carbon power if it does not address concerns surrounding deployment.
Ireland is to pilot a domestic microgeneration scheme for solar PV this summer according to climate minister Denis Naughten, opening the potential for funding outside of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS).
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.
Developers of large scale solar farms are facing a 20% increase in planning fees after the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) chief planner confirmed changes days before Christmas.
Demand for solar PV among corporates remains above average despite Brexit uncertainty impacting the wider energy efficiency sector, the latest EEVS Insight report has found.
After eight quarters of deployment under the revised feed-in tariff scheme, solar PV continues to deploy at around half the level government expected it to, recent statistics have revealed.