Feed-In Tariff exemption for UK’s energy intensive industries to be applied

The move aims to stop heavy energy users’ international competitiveness being negatively affected by higher energy bills

Two-thirds of UK public say government should support onshore wind

Just 15% of people said they would oppose the change to the law

‘UK public are unaware of support for vulnerable energy users’

A new survey shows around 78% of consumers are unaware they could gain access to special discounted tariffs if they fall behind on payments

UKPN pledges to help vulnerable power cut customers

UK Power Networks (UKPN) is offering extra support to vulnerable customers affected by power cuts and blackouts around the UK. The owner and operator of electricity cables and power lines across London, the South East and East of England says while its engineers work to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible, it […]

Feed-in Tariff scheme to close in April 2019

The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme is scheduled for closure in April 2019. The announcement comes after the government’s announcement of a new levy framework being introduced to curb costs on bills and provide certainty to investors. FiTs pay people for creating their own sustainable, clean electricity, with extra payments available when they generate more than […]

Supply chain ‘needs support to get behind new nuclear’

The UK’s new nuclear build programme presents significant opportunities for the country’s supply chain but more support is needed from industry and government. That’s according to a new report from EY, which suggests the approaching decade will be critical to increasing capacity and meeting energy demand, which is expected to rise by 20% over the […]

Companies selected for £7m offshore wind base

The preferred bidders for a £7 million offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) facility have been selected. Three British companies were today announced to build the Galloper Operations & Maintenance Base and its associated infrastructure at Harwich International Port in Essex. The businesses have been confirmed as R G Carter for the construction of the O&M […]

New initiative to scale-up solar and energy storage

A consortium of companies has started an initiative to help scale up renewable technologies. The Bright Minds Challenge aims to accelerate the large-scale delivery of solar power and energy storage by offering commercial, technical and mentoring support to scientists working in these areas. The organisations behind the initiative, led by DSM, are committed to renewable energy and want […]

43% of UK public back new nuclear subsidy

More than a third (43%) of the British public said they would support Government subsidy for the construction of new nuclear power plants in the UK. That is in comparison to only 28% who said they would not, according to a new poll of more than 2,000 people. It also revealed almost half (46%) of […]