Ofgem confirms controversial plans for power network charges

Industry has slammed the regulator’s outcome of the Targeted Charging Review

More than 17,500 people sign petition to stop solar and storage VAT hike

Under the new law proposed by HM Revenue and Customs, the VAT for new solar and energy storage products will increase from 5% to 20% from October

UK ‘must use bioenergy with carbon capture and storage to go net-zero’

The Renewable Energy Association has called on policymakers to ensure these technologies fulfil their potential as valuable tools to decarbonise the economy

Government extends deadline for Renewable Heat Incentive projects

It is now open until 31st January 2021

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Industry responds to Labour’s energy nationalisation plans

It announced plans to take National Grid into public ownership as well as replace the existing distribution network operators

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UK’s EV industry ‘must prioritise consumer ease of use’

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) says collaboration and interoperability are key to wide-scale adoption

Could bioenergy help reduce energy bills?

The Renewable Energy Association has launched a review into the future of bioenergy and is seeking views on its potential

Queen’s Speech: Reactions from industry

Some in the industry have expressed disappointment about the government’s lack of commitment to the energy price cap as it was not mentioned in the Queen’s Speech today. Green energy supplier Bulb believes the price cap is necessary for householders to benefit from cheaper bills. Co-founder Hayden Wood said: “A cap would be a big […]

Hung Parliament: Uncertainty looms for energy sector

The UK election has ended in a hung Parliament in an election twist today. The Conservatives secured 42.4% of the votes winning 318 seats, while Labour at 40% ended with 262 seats. The Lib Dems stand at 7.4% with 12 seats, the Green Party at 1.6% and the Scottish National Party at 3%. Prime Minister […]

Former energy minister joins green trade body board

A former energy minister has joined the Renewable Energy Association as an independent Non-Executive Board member. Baroness Verma will be looking at the strategic role of renewables and clean technologies in the UK as well as trade opportunities for British services and manufacturing in emerging markets. She served as an energy minister during the coalition […]