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Onshore wind: opposition much stronger among Tory MPs than British public

Conservative MPs are much more likely to oppose onshore windfarms than the national average of the public, a new poll has found.

Community green energy projects blocked by FCA

The future of community-owned green energy projects that Ministers say are crucial to break the dominance of the 'Big Six’ is being put at risk by the Financial Conduct Authority, according to co-operatives and the Labour party.

First PPA price comparison site for renewable energy generators goes live

The first online price comparison service for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) has launched, claiming it could earn independent renewable energy generators up to 20 per cent more for their electricity by creating an open market for green energy.

UK non-domestic wood heat capacity surpasses 1 GW

The combined capacity of biomass systems installed under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) breached 1 gigawatt (GW) in August.

£10m tide and wave simulator opens in Edinburgh

A £10.5 million marine research centre has opened in Edinburgh, featuring the world’s most sophisticated tide and wave simulator.

Solar firms take legal action over Ed Davey’s decision to end RO support

The Government is facing yet another legal challenge over its solar policy, after four UK solar firms today launched a Judicial Review into the decision by Ed Davey to withdraw Government support for large-scale solar.

Sainsbury's to rollout pioneering heat recycling technology to up to 100 stores

A UK company that has developed a ground-breaking 'heat recycling’ technology is embarking on a major rollout of its innovative system across Sainsbury’s stores.

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.


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