Around 30 of the UK’s largest companies, including HSBC and the John Lewis Partnership, have unveiled plans to help cut emissions as part of the UK Government’s first Green Week GB campaign.
The measures include switching to 100% renewables, installing solar panels on office roofs and overhauling fleets of diesel trucks.
Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said business had a key role to play in helping tackle climate change.
“Governments cannot confront this unprecedented global chall...
Ending the export tariff that pays small-scale generators to sell renewable energy to the grid threats community-owned projects, according to export.
Community Energy England and the Solar Trade Association have said that growth of the sector will stall without the financial support.
The #Fair4Solar coalition claims that axing the payment will mean that small-scale rooftop solar will be subsidising large companies by providing free electricity to the grid.
Ministers have been consulting on propo...
The Treasury is paying less than it expected for renewable energy, according to the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
Under the UK Government’s preferred Contracts for Difference (CfDs) mechanism, renewable energy generators receive a top-up payment from the Treasury if market prices for electricity fall below an agreed strike price.
But the surge in electricity prices has meant ministers have had to pay out 25% less than expected during the current financial year, saving the Exch...
The UK’s offshore wind energy capacity could increase by a further 3.4GW after The Crown Estate announced that eight projects have satisfied its application criteria.
Proposals to extend the 317MW Sheringham Shoal, 402MW Dudgeon, 573MW Race Bank, 504MW Greater Gabbard, 353MW Galloper and 300MW
Thanet wind farms off the east coast of England were approved.
The 576MW Gwynt y Mor wind farm off the west coast and the 400MW Rampion off the south coast also received backing.
All eight proposed ext...
Solar PV generation produced a record amount of electricity in Great Britain during the second quarter of the year, helping the broader renewables sector to hit a new high.
A total of 4.6TWh was generated by solar between April and June, up 0.9% year-on-year.
The boost meant renewable energy’s share of the energy mix rose to a record 31.7%. Gas accounted for 42%, nuclear for 21.7% and coal for a fresh low of 1.6%.
Renewable energy capacity rose by 3.9GW year-on-year to 42.2GW, w...