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BEIS’ ministerial merry-go-round must grind to a stop

16 Jun 2017, 12:59 • By Liam Stoker
BEIS’ ministerial merry-go-round must grind to a stop

As BEIS prepares for its seventh energy minister in six years, Liam Stoker argues that as long as the government's ministerial merry-go-round continues the green economy is being taken for a ride.

BEIS silent over Clean Growth Plan as minsters come and go

BEIS silent over Clean Growth Plan as minsters come and go

13 Jun 2017, 10:19

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has continued its silence over the likely publication of the Clean Growth Plan (CGP) as the traditional reshuffle of energy policy minsters claims Nick Hurd.

Q&A: BayWa r.e.’s Oliver Niedhöfer on the trends affecting UK O&M

Sponsored Q&A: BayWa r.e.’s Oliver Niedhöfer on the trends affecting UK O&M

13 Jun 2017, 10:00
• By BayWa r.e. Operation Services

Oliver Niedhöfer has previously worked for the BayWa r.e. Group in various roles, more recently as head of international operations based in Munich. He recently joined the growing team at BayWa r.e. Operation Services in the UK. Oliver explains the challenges and opportunities of O&M services for large-scale PV and BayWa r.e.’s plans for the next few years in the UK.

Exclusive: UK installed 640MW of solar in Q1 2017

Exclusive: UK installed 640MW of solar in Q1 2017

12 Jun 2017, 08:08

With the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for UK based solar incentives finishing on 31 March 2017, the domestic sector once again showed its resilience by installing a healthy 640MW during Q1 2017.

The fast-moving pipeline of the UK’s grid-scale storage

The fast-moving pipeline of the UK’s grid-scale storage

8 Jun 2017, 12:51
• By Lauren Cook

With the UK’s Renewables Obligation (RO) now closed for large solar projects, energy storage takes the position of the most active sector in the UK energy market. As with any new technology, we have seen a lot of build up over the past few years, with much speculation about when the utility-scale market will take off, and how big it will be.