Government wants lower biomass boilers tariffs and to scrap solar thermal support

The government has opened a consultation to reform the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. The proposals include cutting tariffs for biomass boilers by up to 61%. According to the Renewable Energy Association the proposal will reduce annual installations of non-domestic biomass boilers from more than 3,000 last year, to a paltry 65 by 2021. It also would […]

David Cameron urged to back UK solar

More than 150 businesses are calling on the Government to back the solar industry and reconsider its proposed changes to financial support for large-scale projects. In a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, companies including IKEA, Ecotricity and Tridos Bank have highlighted the importance of solar installations and concerns about the uncertainty in the industry […]

Spanish coal miners protest in Madrid

Hundreds of Spanish coal miners have marched on Madrid to protest against subsidy cuts they fear could threaten thousands of jobs. Yesterday thousands more people joined the miners for a rally in the capital, after some miners and their families finished their three-week long march from different mining regions around the country on Tuesday (pictured). […]