According to a text released to journalists on May 12, just a day after the new coalition government was formed in the UK, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat administration has pledged to increase its targets for renewables.
Exactly one month since the introduction of Feed-in-Tariffs, the energy industry has seen an unprecedented boom in solar enquiries from homeowners hurrying to make the most of the scheme’s financial benefits.
The Liberal Democrat and Conservative parties have both pledged to boost the financial support available to small-scale renewable electricity generators under the clean-energy cashback scheme, it emerged today (April 28).
The energy and climate change spokesmen from the three main political parties last night (April 21) argued over how to boost the approval-rate of wind farm applications and whether nuclear power is a help or a hindrance to renewables.
Plans were yesterday unveiled for a new GBP£280,000 national training centre, designed to help tackle the emerging shortfall in skilled contractors capable of installing microgeneration technologies such as solar panels and wind turbines.
The Conservative Party has responded to rumours that it is preparing a major overhaul of the UK's renewable energy policy by confirming that if elected it plans to effectively phase out the government's Renewable Obligation scheme.