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STA disappointed in exclusion of solar from Government’s plan

The Government has today published a 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution. Despite being the most cost-effective electricity generating technology for the foreseeable future according to the Government’s own forecasts, solar was noticeably absent from the Prime Minister’s announcement, which is largely a repackaging of policies already announced earlier this year. While the Government […]

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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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STA comments on government response to CCC report

The Government has published its response to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2020 Progress Report to Parliament, in which it revealed plans for a “comprehensive” Net Zero Strategy in the lead up to COP26. [1] The response earmarks a number of policy changes in 2020, including reopening Contracts for Difference to solar and onshore […]

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STA calls for 2030 solar target

The STA is calling for the government to commit to a target of 40GW of solar capacity by 2030, in a letter to Alok Sharma, Secretary of State of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and has published a new policy paper which outlines how this can be achieved, and contribute to the green recovery. STA […]

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