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Government urged to make £5bn green energy pledge

Business and public leaders from across the UK have united to call on government to pledge £5 billion towards retrofitting local renewable energy systems and energy efficiency measures. The UK100 network – comprising over 100 mayors and local government leaders – argues that the funding would unlock a pipeline of schemes worth some £100bn, including […]

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BEIS PAT 2020: Strong support shown for renewable energy

The UK public continue to show overwhelming support for the growth of renewable energy, a new poll has shown. The Public Attitudes Tracker (PAT) survey looks into public attitudes towards Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) policies including climate change, artificial intelligence, workers’ rights and much more. Originally started in March 2012, this […]

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OFTEC: What could be coming down the road?

To drive through the changes needed to reach its carbon reduction targets, the government will need to shake up the current way that things are done in the heating industry. OFTEC has dusted off its crystal ball and here considers a few of the most likely policy options the government may consider. The last decade […]

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Grant UK unveils new website features

Grant UK has incorporated a number of new features into its website to enhance user experience and increase the range of resources available to visitors. The new features include a more sophisticated ‘Find an Engineer’ search function and the launch of a new blog, which will feature a range of technically led content including ‘how […]

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Renewables eclipse other power sources

New data has revealed that renewables accounted for more electricity than any other power source in Great Britain for the first quarter of 2020, as blustery winds spurred renewables generation to 45% of the entire electricity mix. New quarterly data from analysts EnAppSys has found that between January and March 2020, 45% of electricity generation […]

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Budget 2020: What does it mean for clean energy? 

The Solar Trade Association has criticised the 2020 Budget Announcement for not going far enough to support “the transition to a low-carbon economy”.  Having called on government to deliver a Budget that unlocked the potential of solar energy in the UK, the STA described Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement on March 11 as “thin on measures […]

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COVID-19: “Renewables will support the national response”

Renewable energy installers are being reminded of the importance of following government guidance on social distancing, in order to tackle the outbreak of Coronavirus.  In the meantime, RenewableUK’s deputy chief executive Melanie Onn says that the trade body will be working with its members and central government to ensure that businesses can access the financial support measures announced by […]

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What does the solid fuel ban mean for renewables?

In February, the government broadcast that the sale of the most polluting fuels burned in household stoves and open fires will be phased out in England from 2021, in order to clean up the air.   Plans for the ban were first announced 18 months ago, but the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has now confirmed it is […]

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“Best ever” Futurebuild closes with call to action

Futurebuild 2020 (March 3-5, ExCel London) drew to a close with a powerful call to action for the renewables and allied sectors to work more closely together to fight climate change. The three-day exhibition (previously known as Ecobuild) focussed primarily on the climate emergency and the problems it poses for the built environment, via a […]

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Government committed to green growth, says Barker

  Climate change minister Greg Barker has used his address to the Micropower Council’s summer reception to reaffirm the government’s commitment to renewables. In addition to commenting on financial incentives required to boost the industry, Barker also stressed the importance of tackling non-financial barriers to uptake and provided an update on forthcoming initiatives.  He said: “I want to […]

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