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

30/06/2015

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

30/06/2015

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

30/06/2015

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

30/06/2015

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

30/06/2015

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%

30/06/2015

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

Sector Round Up

30/06/2015

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

23/06/2015

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

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