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Energy White Paper Summary & Key Points

The long-awaited and long-overdue Energy White Paper was finally released yesterday afternoon. The 170-page document builds on the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, outlining the measures which will be implemented in order to reach our 2050 net zero target. Whilst decarbonisation measures that were outlined in the 10-point plan are revisited in further detail, the […]

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Renewables tax reform could boost deployment and provide jobs

A coalition of trade associations representing major British industries including retail, property, construction and technology, has written to the Chancellor to ask that renewable energy technologies such as solar PV and battery storage be excepted from business rates to boost commercial deployment and provide much needed green jobs. [1] The STA estimates that excepting solar […]

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European Energy Centre award ‘institute’ status by UK Government

The European Energy Centre (EEC-ECT) has been awarded Institute status by the UK Government following the distinguished work in providing accredited Renewable Energy training and research carried out in the UK and internationally. The prestigious Institute status is only awarded to well-established organisations and bodies who deliver education of the highest excellence. In addition to […]

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Could UK’s no-coal record increase focus on renewables?

At the time of writing, 28 April 2020 marks the day when Great Britain broke the record for the longest period of electricity generation without coal, energy data analyst EnAppSys has revealed. The previous record of 18 days, 6 hours and 10 minutes was set on June 4, 2019. The new record is due to […]

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Ofgem boss warns of looming energy crisis

The government has moved to reassure consumers that its policies will ‘keep the lights on’ amid dire warnings from Ofgem‘s chief executive that the UK’s energy supplies are in sharp decline. Ofgem boss Alistair Buchanan put DECC on a defensive footing by painting a bleak picture of sharp energy bill rises in the next few […]

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DECC publishes UK energy statistics

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published a summary of the UK’s energy statistics for the year 2011. It indicates that electricity from renewable sources increased by 33 percent on a year earlier and accounted for 9.4 percent of total UK electricity generation (34.4 TWh). Much of the increase installed capacity resulted […]

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