week ending 17 October 2014

Solar Ambition The UK solar industry has hit back at comments made by new climate change minister Amber Rudd, with question marks being raised over DECC’s level of ambition for solar after its changes to solar subsidies earlier this month. Speaking at the Solar Energy UK B2B event in Birmingham this week, Rudd told the […]

week ending 10 October 2014

Solar for business rooftops – no rocket boosters Industry figures have cast doubt on government claims it is putting “rocket boosters” under the rooftop solar power market after it emerged that a suite of new policies is unlikely to have any impact on investment and could actually shrink the market. The Department for Energy and […]

week ending 3 October 2014

Renewable Heat Funding Two low-carbon heating schemes worth a combined £9.4m have been unveiled by the government today, as part of plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions and reduce reliance on imported gas. A £7m pot has been set aside for developers who can come forward with new district heating technologies, such as systems for […]

week ending 26 September 2014

Solar Subsidies The UK’s solar industry is holding its collective breath. In under a week the government is expected to issue a swathe of announcements on the future of financial support for the sector, which could cause the clouds to close in on an otherwise glaring success story for renewables investment. In May this year […]

week ending 19 September 2014

Tenants Demand Warm Homes Should landlords be able to let homes with poor levels of energy efficiency? According to the public, the answer is a definitive “no”. A new survey of 2,000 people for the Energy Saving Trust reveals seven out 10 householders support government proposals to restrict renting of draughty homes. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the […]