UK to be ‘largest solar market in Europe in 2014’

The UK is forecast to be the largest PV market in Europe this year as a result of the rapid growth of solar farms, according to a new report. It claims more than 120 large-scale solar projects have received planning approval, with many of them expected to be completed within the next 12 months. China, […]

Scotland wary of certainty for renewables in Energy Bill

The Scottish Government is wary about fully signing up to the new proposals and said it needs to be assured the UK’s Energy Bill will deliver certainty for renewables before it does so. Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing (pictured) said the Government would work with the UK to make sure the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) works […]

California’s Air Resources Board

Scottish Ministers have today launched a consultation to change the levels of support for renewable technologies under the Renewable Obligation (Scotland) scheme. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing plans to reduce financial support for large-scale biomass electricity generators while increasing it for the more sustainable form of tidal energy. Smaller biomass projects will continue to receive support, […]

Barker slams UK track record on marine energy

Energy minister Greg Barker today said it was “bonkers” that the UK had not done more to exploit wave and tidal energy. He branded marine energy as a “Cinderella industry” and stressed “this has to change. The time has come to get marine out of the shadows.” And his comments came as trade association RenewableUK […]