RenUK welcome end of MCS

A government scheme that comes to a close this week will be good for the wind industy, say RenewableUK. The wind and marine energy trade association have said that it will eliminate uncertainty over what products are available for the Feed-in Tariff and improve confidence about turbines for purchase. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme for green […]

Trade associations condemn extra charges

A group representing electricity producers in the UK has warned regulator Ofgem that changing generation charges will damage investor confidence in the market. Ofgem has proposed to charge all distribution network users the same amount, despite agreements power companies and network operators had before 2005 in which contracts decided no extra costs would be charged. […]

Small is beautiful when it comes to wind

The opportunities of small scale wind are being discussed in Gateshead today as part of a conference run by Renewable UK. More than 350 people attending will hear how wind power could apply to their lives and how the returns of small scale generation can be significant. Maria McCaffrey MBE, Chief Executive of Renewable UK […]

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 […]

Where’s solar in CCC carbon budget?, asks REA

The UK’s two largest renewable organisations have cautiously welcomed today’s carbon budget by the Committee on Climate Change. The Renewable Energy Association’s chief executive Gaynor Hartnell praised the report but pointed out what she felt were some glaring omissions. “We’re surprised to see no mention of solar power, which should cost the same as conventional […]