A busy week for UK solar on the policy front saw a significant development relating to the European Commission’s anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar imports. Meanwhile, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been busy releasing details of further support for energy storage and other smart energy technologies amidst a new industrial strategy. But it hasn’t been all good news for BEIS as the department has failed to commit to a timeframe for its forthcoming emissions reduction plan as it looks like slipping later into 2017.
EU member states reject proposed solar trade duties extension
EU member states have rejected European Commission proposals to extend anti-dumping duties attached to Chinese solar imports.
New industrial strategy excludes mature renewables from decarbonisation cost review
The new industrial strategy launched by prime minister Theresa May today is to review the lowest cost way of decarbonising the economy, but has appeared to lock out the majority of renewables.
UK puts energy storage central to new industrial strategy
Energy storage has been placed at the heart of the UK’s new industrial strategy as the government attempts to position itself at the forefront of research and innovation in the global market.
New funding unveiled for energy storage and other smart technologies
The government has released plans to spend £28 million on reducing the cost of energy storage, advancing demand side response technologies and improving energy efficiency measures for UK industry.
BEIS fails to commit to emissions reduction plan timescale
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has refused to commit to a more precise timescale for the publication of its eagerly anticipated emissions reduction plan.