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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.

Residential solar PV sees first ‘growth-triggered’ Feed-in Tariff reduction

Feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV systems under 10 kilowatt (kw) in size will 'degress’ by 3.5 per cent from April 2015 thanks to capacity deployed in the last quarter of 2014 exceeding 100 megawatt (MW) for the first time.

Ecotricity and Good Energy ranked UK's best energy suppliers in Which? survey

Small energy companies have beaten the big six on customer service ratings for the fourth year in a row, according to consumer body Which?

Biomass boilers up to 20 per cent less efficient than expected, DECC study finds

Billions of pounds of public money is to be spent supporting 'green’ boilers, despite evidence from the Government’s own experts and industry that they will do little to help the UK meet its clean energy targets.

One or more major oil companies will abandon fossil fuels, predicts Jeremy Leggett

The oil price crash coupled with growing concerns about global warming will encourage at least one of the major oil companies to turn its back on fossil fuels in the near future, predicts an award-winning scientist and former industry adviser.

GreenWise top 10 green business stories of 2014

Renewable energy, flood management, zero carbon homes, energy efficiency, and green financing were the key themes in GreenWise’s top 10 green business stories of 2014.

Caroline Lucas: the Infrastructure Bill threatens our environment and ignores energy efficiency

What will £15 billion spent on roads do for air pollution? I’m tabling an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill because it’s time to start legislating for the common good, says Green Pary MP Caroline Lucas.

Abundance launches "new avenue" for finance for renewable energy developers

A new online service enabling 'shared ownership' in renewable energy projects is being hailed as new "positive" way to raise capital for onshore wind and solar in the UK by enabling developers to mobilise communities to take a stake in local projects.

World Bank to prioritise clean energy investment to tackle climate change

The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in "circumstances of extreme need" because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim.

US and China sign carbon emissions cuts ahead of global climate change talks

The United States and China have unveiled a secretly negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas output, with China agreeing to cap emissions for the first time and the US committing to deep reductions by 2025.

Locals could own part of a wind farm for as little as £5, industry says

People living near new wind farms will be able to buy a stake in them for as little as £5 under new plans, as part of a fightback by industry to win over opponents of wind turbines.

First peer-to-peer renewable electricity marketplace secures £500,000

UK-based tech start-up, Open Utility, is a step closer to launching the first renewable electricity peer-to-peer online marketplace, having secured half a million pounds of funding from the Government and other sources.

Why UKIP is the 'great game-changer' in the unpopular Tory campaign to end onshore wind

David Cameron once fixed a turbine to his roof. Now his government is blocking the cheapest clean energy, says the Guardian's Polly Toynbee.

Ecotricity's Searaser passes first wave tank test

A novel wave power device backed by green energy company Ecotricity has successfully completed first stage testing, it was announced today.

6.1MW solar array to power M&S Castle Donington warehouse

One of the UK’s largest solar rooftop installations is being built at a giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) distribution centre in the East Midlands, it was announced today.

Ecotricity and Skanska form £500m onshore wind joint venure

UK green energy company Ecotricity and construction giant Skanska have entered into a £500 million joint venture to build onshore wind farms in Britain.


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