Community energy projects should receive tax relief, say majority of Brits

Around 79% of people agree there should be more government support to help local communities with such projects

Corbyn: Public ownership of energy system will tackle ‘climate catastrophe’

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn believes returning Britain’s energy system to public ownership is the best way of going green and averting the “climate catastrophe”. He made the statement during a speech on Saturday at the Labour Party’s one day conference on alternative models of ownership in London. Mr Corbyn said: “The challenge of climate change […]

Price cap loophole ‘could see £700m in overpayments’

More than seven million households across the UK could be excluded from the government’s proposed energy price cap as a result of a legislative loophole. That’s according to green energy supplier Bulb, which says green tariffs are currently exempt from being limited. It says this will allow suppliers to charge more if they can prove […]

Scotland awards £2.6m for 12 green projects

The Scottish Government has awarded £2.6 million of funding to 12 green energy projects. As part of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme, it is support clean innovations in Glencoe, Callander, Aviemore, Stromness and St Andrews. A total of 10 projects received development support to produce Investment Grade Business Cases, which received a share of £550,000, […]

Budget 2017: No subsidies for green energy until 2025

Renewable energy project developers have been dealt a huge blow as the government said there will be no new subsidies until 2025. The budget for support schemes, such as Contracts for Difference (CfDs), has so far been set through the Levy Control Framework (LCF) and since the Spring Budget announcement to end the LCF, the […]

Old rubbish dumps to produce green power

Resource management firm Veolia is to generate green energy from its former landfill sites. It is looking to better utilise the sites and add value as part of its landfill restoration programme, with the installation of solar arrays. The company has been granted planning permission for three sites: Netley in Hampshire, Ling Hall in Warwickshire […]

Scottish green boiler project reaches graduation

A £6.9 million project to install biomass boilers at schools across the Scottish Highlands has been completed. Developer Robertson Northern says schools will see reduced energy bills and warmer buildings now the renewable energy generators are installed, particularly during the cold winter months. Procured through the Scape National Major Works framework, the firm has completed work […]

UK biomass crops ‘could boost low carbon transition’

UK-grown biomass crops could make a significant contribution to a cost effective, low carbon energy system by 2050. That’s according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which suggests the country will need to plant 1.4 million hectares of bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus, Short Rotation Coppice willow and Short Rotation Forestry to […]

Green supplier Bulb announces second price cut

Green energy company has announced a price cut which is expected to save householders £20 a year on their bills. It is the second price reduction this year – taking the total savings to £50 annually. The energy supplier says it follows improvements in its technologies and processes as well as lower wholesale energy prices. […]

Green levies reduced for 130 energy intensive firms

The UK Government has announced heavy electricity users such as steel, glass and cement companies will be exempted from some of the costs associated with green energy policies. That’s expected to help 130 eligible businesses save around £100 million a year. The new rules cover the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme – designed to encourage […]