September, 2010 - Archive

First UK solar power plant to go-ahead

Cornwall Council has given the thumbs up to the first ever medium-scale solar power plant in the UK to be located at a disused tine mine near Truro. The council gave the planned 1.35 megawatt (MW) solar plant the go-ahead on Monday which is expected to generate enough power for 300 households and attract up [...]

British Gas teams-up with Mears to cut social-housing carbon emissions

British social housing repairs company Mears has said this week that it will expand into carbon-cutting schemes for local authority-ran properties with a partnership with the UK’s biggest gas and electricity provider, British Gas. The move will allow Mears to reap the rewards of government funding that British Gas, as an energy service, has access [...]

Feed-in Tariff pays-out £180K in first two months

The Feed-in Tariff for the generation of electricity using small-scale onsite renewable technology has paid out a total of £182,059 between the time the incentive was launched on April 1 and June 30 according to energy regulator Ofgem. The Feed-in Tariff allows homeowners, businesses and communities to receive money from the government for every unit [...]

Green coalition sends warning not to reduce subsidies for the Feed-in Tariff

Chris Huhne, the Secretary of State for Energy, has been warned by a 22 groups from the green, countryside and housing industry not to cut subsidies for the generation of green electricity as it would jeopardise job creation, energy security and carbon emissions targets. The warning has come after the Department of Energy and Climate [...]