July 6, 2016
The economic viability of commercial rooftop solar installations could be severely damaged next year under plans to increase business rates taxes by up to eight times the current levels following a re-evaluation of how these assets are valued.
July 4, 2016
Last week’s Business & Energy Summit in London presented a rare opportunity to gather global business leaders and national government representatives in one place to discuss climate change post-COP21. Solar Power Portal attended both days of the event and brings you the main talking points from across the summit.
July 4, 2016
UK solar has continued to break records after generation reached a new peak of delivering almost a quarter of electricity demand.
June 30, 2016
Renewable energy companies and associations have unanimously welcomed this morning’s confirmation that the government has set the fifth carbon budget at the recommended level.
June 30, 2016
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media looks into how the government continues to struggle with solar deployment
June 27, 2016
Following months of in fighting, confrontation and bitter debate, the UK is set to leave the European Union after Brexit drew 52% of the vote. It remains unclear at this early stage what immediate or indeed long term effect the decision will have on the UK and its energy market. However, there are looming question marks over a whole range of issues related to the UK and European energy markets as Alex Harrison, counsel at international law firm Hogan Lovells, explains.
June 24, 2016
The decision taken by just over half of the voting electorate to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves throughout the UK, among both the Leave and Remain camps. The dust will take a while to settle but reactions are likely to be flying in for some time on a day that has rocked the UK political and economic landscape.
June 23, 2016
The UK takes to the polls today to deliberate over something which stands to have far greater repercussions than last year’s general election. But whichever way the result goes, with the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s leadership split it is all but certain there’ll be a changing of the guard.
June 20, 2016
A new report from MPs scrutinising the government’s energy policy has called for significant and wide-ranging changes to the UK’s grid governance and policy landscape if the country is to transition towards low carbon network infrastructure.

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