Government must ‘step up’ and address Energy Bill issues

UK trade bodies said the Government needs to “step up” and address the issues of the Energy Bill highlighted by the Energy and Climate Change Committee. The comment was made by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and RenewableUK as they welcomed the Committee’s report following its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill proposed by the Government […]

Trade bodies highlight risks of CfDs

Renewable trade bodies in the UK have called on the Government to provide more clarity in the Energy Bill as the draft is not clear and could pose big “risks”. They made their objectives clear to the Energy and Climate Change Committee at a second hearing yesterday about the electricity market reform. Dr Gordon Edge, […]

Look beyond Queen’s Speech on renewables, urges trade body

The Queen’s Speech has given a welcome signal for renewables but the UK needs to plan even further ahead to guarantee jobs and low carbon energy generation. That’s according to trade body RenewableUK, which says it is is pleased the Feed-in Tariff with Contracts for Difference was confirmed as the mechanism to support renewables in […]

Trade body counters claim wind farms cause climate change

The UK’s trade body for renewable energy has rushed to the defence of wind farms, after some commentators claimed new research said they added to global warming. Over the weekend, a paper released in the US suggested wind farms in Texas could warm the air over wind farms by 0.72 °C at nighttime. Some anti-wind […]

Renewable groups line up to shoot down ‘over-simplistic’ report

Renewable groups are lining up to shoot down the findings of a report which suggests renewable energy is expensive and unnecessary for the UK’s energy mix. The report by AF Consult suggests that if costs are the biggest concern, renewables “have no part to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% before 2050”. “The […]

Renewable Energy centres get green light

The government has given the green light to start new offshore renewable centres as part of the National Infrastructure Plan. These centres to be based in Humber, Tees, Tyne, Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth and Sheerness will provide support for businesses that wish to invest in manufacturing for the renewable sector. The plan announced by Chancellor George Osborne […]