May 15, 2024
A statement will be laid before Parliament urging councils not to approve planning permission for solar farms on high-quality farmland.
August 16, 2022
In the most recent leadership hustings, held in Darlington, Conservative leadership candidate and MP for South West Norfolk Liz Truss again suggested solar farms negatively impacted food security.
October 15, 2021
A coalition of almost 30 industry organisations is calling for the removal of VAT on domestic energy storage and other renewable and clean technologies.
April 12, 2021
A letter penned by energy supplier Bulb and signed by over 30 industry organisations is calling on the government to reduce VAT rates for green technologies, including solar and energy storage.
March 10, 2021
A new market mechanism for longer-duration storage should be created according to the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA).
March 3, 2021
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s 2021 Budget was notably absent of commitments to support the solar and storage sectors, despite the welcome news of a UK-Infrastructure Bank and green bonds.
February 16, 2021
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) is calling on the government to reverse the decision to not rollover unspent Green Homes Grant funding into 2021/22.
January 5, 2021
Energy storage firm AceOn has joined a call to reverse changes to VAT for the technology that came into effect in 2019.
December 21, 2020
The government should reverse the VAT rise for home energy storage to help deliver up to 86,000 jobs and boost UK manufacturing.
August 12, 2020
UK energy trade bodies – including the Solar Trade Association and Regen – are calling on the Treasury to implement tax relief for clean energy technologies.

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