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The latest renewable energy news and issues affecting your business, from renewable fuels and energy to wind power, biofuels and renewable regulations and policies.

Complaints about domestic biomass "disappointing"

The number of complaints about biomass boiler installations is running at around one in five the rate of systems applying for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – the Government’s main incentive to get people to switch to renewable heating systems – figures obtained by GreenWise reveal.

England's first south coast offshore wind farm gets go-ahead

The first offshore wind farm to be built along the south coast of England has been given the greenlight by the Government today.

Will renewable energy be able to sustain an independent Scotland?

As September 18th – the day Scottish nationals vote whether to stay in or leave the UK – draws closer, Peter Rolton, ceo of the Rolton Group and former government advisor on the UK’s Renewables Advisory Board, considers what the clean energy landscape may look like in a post-referendum, independent Scotland.

Tidal lagoons pose "enormous" benefit to UK economy, report finds

Six tidal lagoons could contribute as much as £27 billion over a 12 year period to the UK GDP, a new economic study has found.

Feed-in Tariff: Government may have to pay £132m in damages to solar firms

The Government faces the prospect of paying £132 million in damages to solar and construction companies for unlawful policy changes made to subsidies for solar electricity.

Government ‘Zero Carbon Homes’ policy "in tatters", says industry

Businesses working to reduce household energy bills and carbon emissions in buildings have reacted angrily to new details released by Government on its controversial 'Allowable Solutions', claiming its zero carbon homes policy is now "in tatters".

Renewable energy generation jumps by more than a third in South West

Renewable electricity in the South West has surged by 37 per cent in the past year –enough to now power over a quarter of the region’s homes.

Onsite renewable generation by business jumps by more than 25 per cent

The number of businesses cutting ties with the 'Big Six’ and generating their own power has seen a dramatic rise in the past year, fresh figures revealed this week show.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive "proving popular", Government maintains

The Government has downplayed reports its fledgling domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is at risk of going the same way as the Green Deal, maintaining it is "proving popular".

30MW of solar to be built on former Notthinghamshire colliery sites

Three formers collieries are set to witness what is being billed as "major regeneration" as a 30 megawatt solar array is installed across brownfield sites in the East Midlands.

£16bn of renewable energy contracts criticised for not giving consumers value for money

A parliamentary spending watchdog warns today that the Government may have handed benefits to corporate power providers at the expense of consumers by awarding £16.6 billion of renewable energy contracts without putting them out to competitive tender.

Green energy generation surges to 20 per cent of all UK electricity in first quarter

One fifth of all electricity was generated in Britain by wind farms or other green technologies in the first three months of the year, according to new statistics released by the Department of Energy and Climate change (DECC).

SME energy efficiency finance fund gets Green Investment Bank funding boost

Small businesses looking to cut the cost of doing business will from today be able to access £2 million of additional energy efficiency finance following a deal struck between the Green Investment Bank and renewable energy finance specialist ReEnergise.

£25 million biomass rollout underway at Bernard Matthews turkey farms

The UK’s largest biomass rollout has got underway with the first of 179 boilers installed at turkey giant Bernard Matthews' farms in the east of England.

Wind industry aims to spark a fashion craze with new eco T-shirt range

A leading renewable trade association hopes to draw a thread between wind power and the fashion industry with a partnership that will see a sustainable-minded clothing company produce a range of T-shirts inspired by wind power.


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