DECC proposes anaerobic digestion subsidy cuts

The government has proposed to reduce support for anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the UK. It has launched a consultation – open until 7th July – on revised support levels for AD and micro combined heat and power (mCHP) technologies currently eligible for the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme. The initiative was launched in 2010 to […]

Barker backs less ‘glamorous’ micro-CHP boilers

MPs are touting the “considerable potential” of micro Combined Heat & Power (CHP) to help homeowners save electricity and money. Last week in Parliament climate change minister Greg Barker said the less “glamorous” source of electricity and heat has a “far larger role” to play. Micro-CHP is a heating technology that generates heat and electricity […]

An ill wind for renewables

Renewables provided the UK with less electricity in the second quarter of this year than in the corresponding period of 2009. And the UK’s energy production between April and June was lower than it was in 2009, while the country’s consumption went up. Figures released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show […]