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UK Government Report Confirms Feed in Tariff Rate Review

The government has committed to reviewing the renewable energy Feed in Tariff (FIT) rates in the spending review report published today.  A reduction in FIT rates in the future could threaten small scale householder renewable projects. The...

Posted October 20, 2010    

Renewables Advisory Board faces the Axe

The abolition of the Renewables Advisory Board was announced this week, alongside 191 other UK Quangos. In what has been described as the ‘Quango bonfire’ another 118 bodies will be merged and 171 ’substantially reformed’.  50 bodies to be...

Posted October 17, 2010    

Conservative MP Defends Onshore Wind Energy

Minister for Energy Charles Hendrey has defended onshore wind energy at a Westminster debate this week saying that the renewable energy technology is essential if we are to move to a low carbon economy. Several Conservative MP’s – primarily Chris...

Posted October 14, 2010    

£32 Billion needed to Rewire Britain

UK electricity regulator Ofgem has announced that Britain needs rewiring to the tune of £32 billion. The regulator says an even greater investment of £200 billion is required over the next ten years to secure sustainable energy supplies for...

Posted October 11, 2010    

Scots Strive for 80% Renewable Energy

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond announced last week a massive leap in the Scottish renewable energy targets from 50% to 80%.  The target is expected to be met by 2020. By setting the ambitious target, Salmond has confirmed Scotland’s...

Posted September 29, 2010    

Can British communities claim renewable energy grants and the Feed in Tariff?

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has now confirmed that the feed in tariff (FIT) is compliant with European law on State Aid Rules. However it is still unclear as to what communities can claim to help them install renewable energy...

Posted September 20, 2010    

Green Jobs Threatened By Government Cuts

Green jobs could be threatened by UK government spending cuts it has emerged this week. Government departments are for the first time facing 25% budget reductions and this is expected to have significant consequences for the country. One area of...

Posted June 27, 2010    

German Companies Join Forces to Build UK Offshore Wind Farm

German utility company Stadtwerke München (SWM) has bought a 30% stake in RWE Innogy’s Liverpool Bay wind farm Gwynt Y Mor. According to industry sources, the company has been looking for a finance partner to share the £2bn offshore wind...

Posted June 20, 2010    

Wind Turbine Report Confirms No Health Effects

If you are baffled by people referring to terms such as ‘vibro-acoustic disease’, ‘wind turbine syndrome’ or just generally worried about wind turbine noise, a report has been published confirming that many wind turbine claims are ill founded. The...

Posted June 4, 2010    

Lib Dem Reveals Nuclear Decommissioning Liability

The Coalition Secretary of State for Energy has spoken out this week about huge legacy nuclear decommissioning costs. According to the Guardian Chris Huhne disclosed a £4bn black hole in what he described as ‘unavoidable’ nuclear power station...

Posted June 3, 2010    

Coalition Renewable Energy Problems Start to Emerge

Tory Planning Policies and Lib Dem Renewable Policies just don’t add up according to former energy and climate change minister Ed Miliband. Speaking during a House of Commons debate, Mr Miliband criticised the coalition government saying that their...

Posted May 30, 2010    

New Planning and Low Carbon Energy Bills Announced in Queen’s Speech

The Queen announced in her parliamentary opening speech today a number of new bills, including a ‘Decentrilisation and Localism Bill’ and an ‘Energy and Green Economy Bill’. The Energy and Green Economy Bill is expected to encourage improved...

Posted May 25, 2010