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Onshore wind industry could ‘grind to halt’ under CfD exclusion


Excluding onshore wind farms from the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme could see the industry “grind to a halt”, senior figures have warned....

Renewables’ share of generation hits record 22.3% in Q1


Strong growth from the biomass and solar sectors helped renewable energy projects to generate a record share of Britain’s electricity during the opening months of the year.

Bloomberg expects solar investment surge


Investors will pump $3.7 trillion (£2.4tn) into solar projects by 2040, according to Bloomberg’s New Energy Outlook 2015 report.

Government to sell stake in Green Investment Bank


Business Secretary Sajid Javid has outlined the UK Government’s plans to sell a stake in its Green Investment Bank (GIB) to the private sector.

Key decisions needed on offshore wind argues trade body


The UK Government must outline how it will support investment in the offshore wind sector, according to the head of trade body RenewableUK.

Scottish community renewables up 27%


Community-owned renewable energy projects in Scotland now generate 361MW of power, according to figures released by the Scottish Government.

Sector Round Up


This weeks highlights include: The Renewables Infrastructure Group in £246m investment Energy trade bodies to merge Foresight signs deal for 30MW solar asset

‘Radical’ planning reforms unveiled by Government


Communities Secretary Greg Clark has devolved planning decisions over onshore wind farms back to local council

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