Government to axe solar farm subsidies in favour of biomass crops
Farmers will lose the right to claim subsidies for fields filled with solar panels under new Government plans to ensure more agricultural land is dedicated to growing crops for food and biomass production.
Double boost to protect forest and wildlife at iconic Scottish glen
Plans to protect and restore one of Scotland’s most iconic and beautiful glens – alongside wildlife such as golden eagles, Scottish wildcats and red squirrels – received a double boost last week when charity Trees
Impacts of climate change to now be included in UK's military planning
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has revealed the impacts of climate change will for the first time be integrated in the UK’s next strategic defence and security review.
UK provides £11m to support carbon-cutting vehicle technology
The UK Government has today committed the first £11 million of funding available to accelerate research and development of the carbon-cutting technologies which will power the vehicles of tomorrow.
Boost for UK onshore wind sector with new £500m joint venture
In a major boost for the onshore wind power industry, Britain’s leading green energy company Ecotricity and global construction and development firm Skanska are forming a joint venture – called Skylark – to build w
Norway's green energy to now count towards UK's EU renewable energy target
The Norwegian Government has today granted a licence for the longest sub-sea electricity interconnector in the world, to be built between the UK and Norway.
Triodos Renewables to offer crowdfunded shares from as little as £50
Triodos Renewables today launches a major £5 million share offer. The money raised will be directly invested in constructing new UK renewable energy generating assets, allowing the company to further grow its renewable
REA and STA announce split to go separate ways
The Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association have announced they will end their formal affiliation at the end of this year.
"Beginning of the end" for Green Deal as leading firm faces closure
One of the UK’s largest Green Deal operators is facing an uncertain future after it was forced to call in insolvency practitioners as it attempts to renegotiate its debts.
Scotland gives consent for £1.2bn plans for offshore wind farms
Four offshore wind farms that could provide enough energy to power over 1.4 million Scottish homes have received development consent, Scotland's Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced today.
UK provides £11m to create network for hydrogen-powered cars
The arrival of hydrogen cars on UK roads is a step closer to reality after Business Minister Matt Hancock announced up to £11 million of funding.
Industry partners collaborate on solar park battery storage project
In a first for the UK energy efficiency market, a solar park owner, energy supplier and energy efficiency solutions company have joined forces to commission one of the country’s first commercial scale battery storage u
School solar scheme reflects success of Co-op community energy plan
Pupils are now more knowledgeable about renewable energy after award-winning Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) began installing solar panels on schools across the district.
Energy Secretary warns Pickles over "abuse of ministerial power"
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has launched an astonishing attack on fellow Cabinet Minister Eric Pickles in an ongoing Whitehall spat over planning consent for onshore wind farms.
Government to throw another £100m at the Green Deal cash giveaway
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has announced an extra £100m for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund - on top of the £120m already burned through earlier this summer.