Solar Markets & Finance

August 18, 2010
As of today, UK councils will be able to sell renewable energy back to the national grid. Last week (August 9) Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne finally lifted the ban, meaning councils can now generate energy and earn profit from solar energy systems.
August 17, 2010
UK farmers are set to profit quite significantly since the introduction of the solar photovoltaics feed-in tariff in April. Farmers, who saw a 7% drop in income in 2009 as commodity prices fell, could now install solar power systems on their land for a secure investment.
August 12, 2010
The solar installation company says that since the FiT was established on April 1st, there has been a notable increase in the availability of 'green' jobs…
August 9, 2010
By this evening (August 9), Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne, should have ended the quarrel over whether or not councils across Britain will be allowed to sell renewable electricity back to the national grid.
July 28, 2010
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has presented the first ever Annual Energy Statement to Parliament, setting out 32 actions being taken to accelerate the transformation of the energy system and wider economy. The policy is supported for the first time by comprehensive analysis of pathways…
July 20, 2010
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) advised this week that the UK should protect funding for a group of low-carbon technologies, which if developed here, will help to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.
July 13, 2010
UK Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker, has launched the first stage of the Government’s plans to help communities become more self-sufficient in the way they use heat and power. While the feed-in tariff has begun to help increase the amount of renewable energy installations in the UK, the Government…
July 8, 2010
New rules published by Ofgem on July 1 stipulate that energy providers must now produce improved energy bills and annual statements, which provide more in-depth details on energy use.
July 8, 2010
Investor and banking group Investec said on July 7 that Britain's plan to switch from the market-based renewable obligation subsidy scheme to a feed-in tariff scheme could deter investors and delay clean energy projects.
July 1, 2010
Renewable energy generator ‘A Shade Greener’ (ASG) is the first of an expected many companies to offer free solar photovoltaic installations to residents in the UK. Since the introduction of the feed-in tariff and exposure on the BBC, interest has increased dramatically.

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