Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – Widening our renewables portfolio in the subsidy-free solar world

Entering a new market is always an exciting time for any business. This could not be truer of joining the UK solar market as it enjoys something of a renaissance in a post-subsidy environment.

UK eighth most attractive for global renewable energy investment

China and the US retained the 1st and 2nd positions respectively in the latest edition of EY’s renewable energy country attractiveness index

Starbucks issues $1bn sustainability bond

It will help fund the company’s commitments, which include energy efficiency, renewable energy, water and waste reduction projects

Wind energy
Subsidy cuts see energy investors shift focus away from renewables

A new report from SmartestEnergy suggests battery storage technology and gas peaking plants are being increasingly invested in

Los Angeles
Los Angeles’ cars to go 100% electric by 2050

The Mayor of Los Angeles has unveiled a new sustainability strategy to outline the city’s journey to a greener future

Renewable energy
Regulatory changes ‘could mean renewable revenues are slashed’

SmartestEnergy suggests Ofgem’s proposed embedded benefit cuts and the Targeted Charging Review could mean renewable projects lose up to £15 per MWh

Registration open for £60m CfD round

Projects will compete for a total capacity of 6GW for delivery years 2023/24 and 2024/25

IKEA achieves sustainability certification at Greenwich store

It claims to be the first retail unit in the country to achieve a BREEAM UK New Construction Post Construction rating of more than 90%

Brighton Energy Coop secures 2.5MW of FiT exemptions

It consists of 30 rooftop installations at schools, leisure centres, colleges, swimming pools and local businesses

General Electric fined €52m over incorrect data in LM Wind takeover

The company initially said it did not have any offshore wind turbines with higher power output than 6MW, which was inaccurate