January, 2011 - Archive

Delay of the Renewable Heat Incentive sparks criticism

The Minister for Climate Change is yet to reveal an official date for when the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive will come in to force. A move which is causing increased concerned among the green heat industry. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), once launched, will see homeowners and business owners receive a fixed payment for renewable [...]

Government minister wants more to be done to support small scale PV installations

The minister for climate change has called on the Government to review the level of support available through the Feed-In Tariff. Last month, climate change minister Greg Barker met with representatives from the microgeneration industry to discuss how the Government could help to step up the level of support offered by the Feed-In Tariff scheme. [...]

Cornwall Council approves solar farm development

Cornwall Council has granted planning permission for a large scale solar farm to be built. The development, which will see the installation of solar photovoltaic panels, will benefit from the Government’s Feed-In Tariff. The solar installation will be constructed on land owned by the Lanhydrock Estate Company. The electricity generated will be supplied to Restormel [...]

Wind power is the UK’s leading renewable technology

Government statistics show that wind power is the UK’s most popular source of renewable energy technology. In a new report findings from the Department of Energy and Climate Change reveal that wind accounts for almost half of the UK’s renewable energy. The encouraging results boost further findings that in 2009 renewables contribution to electricity supply [...]

Government encourages investment in renewable technologies

The Department of Energy and Climate Change and HM Treasury have together launched consultations on fundamental reforms to the electricity market to ensure the UK can meet its climate goals and have a secure, affordable supply of electricity in the long term. The Government needs to meet a legally binding target of 15 per cent [...]