Government “blown it again” on solar FiTs

The Government has “blown it again” in the solar sector, according to campaigners who are cross with the Energy Secretary Ed Davey for failing to say when the next round of cuts to the solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT) will take place. Yesterday in Parliament the Energy Secretary hinted the date for the FiTs cut might […]

Branson begs Cameron not to kill virgin renewables

Green with envy, a group of concerned environmentalists are pleading with Prime Minister David Cameron to recognise the importance of renewables and provide more support for the new technologies in his upcoming budget. Last month anti-wind MPs wrote a letter asking the PM to cut support for onshore wind. In response the ‘102’ group, which […]

DECC plays waiting game on FiTs appeal

DECC is now waiting for permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision on the solar Feed-in Tariff court case. The Court of Appeal had upheld a judgement which found DECC’s cut to the Feed-in Tariff “unlawful”. A DECC spokesperson said: “We respectfully disagree with the Court of Appeal’s decision on Feed-in Tariffs and we […]

Solar bodies take protest to Downing Street

Leading members of the solar industry, green lobbyists and cross-party MPs are taking a letter to Downing Street today urging the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to rethink government’s solar policy. The letter has been signed by over 200 prominent individuals and firms including environment campaigner Jonathon Porritt, the Deputy General Secretary of the […]

Firms won’t touch Green Deal after year of ‘flip flopping’

A year of “flip flopping” on energy policy could put off investors from buying into the Green Deal, DECC’s flagship scheme to spark up to £15billion worth of private investment in efficiency measures. Howard Johns, chair of the Solar Trade Association made the claim ahead of planned cuts to Government’s subsidy for solar power, the […]

China lead solar example for UK

China is set to double the amount of solar power it produces by the end of 2011 and says the renewable energy could even be as cheap as coal by 2015. China’s National Development and Reform Commission have estimated that by 2015, the price of solar-generated electricity could drop below 0.8 yuan, or ¢12 for […]

No more "funding hiatus" for solar thermal

The Solar Trade Association has hailed the end to a “funding hiatus” for solar thermal that began when the Coalition Government abruptly closed the Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP) in May last year.Under the newly announced £15million Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme, households will be able to apply for afor a £300 grant to buildsolar […]

Solar could play a major role in UK

Renewable power from solar energy could help the UK reach its carbon targets and provide a huge boost to the economy. This is according to a new report recently published by Ernst and Young. The ‘UK Solar PV Indistry Outlook for 50kw+’ claims that: -Non-domestic solar could thrive in the UK without subsidy from 2017. […]