Green Energy

18 July

Think tank urges city and local authorities to drive green investments

Blue flames of gasA new report has claimed cities and local authorities should play a much more active role in clean energy investment. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think tank's report, entitled 'City energy: a new powerhouse for Britain', recommends the UK takes a similar line to that of Germany. IPPR director, Nick Pearce, said, "Around ...

11 July

British Gas backs new £60m solar community project

Green Energy - Solar PanelsBritish Gas has backed a major £60m solar community project. The 'Big Six' energy supplier supports a major project which could fit 8,000+ solar panels.

09 July

PM David Cameron urged to support UK's solar industry in open letter

Green Energy - Solar PanelsMore than 150 firms have issued a letter calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to back the UK solar industry. Firms included Ecotricity, Kyocera and Good Energy all signed the letter, urging the Government to rethink proposed changes to subsidies involving solar power. The letter, which arrived on the day the Department Environment and Climate ...

04 July

Good Energy chief: new solar farm at risk with change to subsidies

Green Energy - Solar PanelsRenewable energy firm Good Energy has warned a change to the subsidies for large-scale solar farm projects could put hundreds of new developments at risk. The major green energy supplier fears future projects along the lines of its development in Dorset, where the firm officially opened its first solar farm in the area last month, ...

25 June

UK breaks its record for solar generated electricity production

Green Energy - Solar PanelsBritain has smashed its previous record for the generation of solar electricity, industry reports have revealed. The UK almost doubled the energy production reached this last year, but it is Germany soaring ahead in terms of solar power use, with the solar energy generating an impressive 50% of the nation's electricity at the beginning of ...

24 June

Good Energy opens first Dorset solar energy farm

Green Energy PlugGood Energy has officially opened its first solar farm in Dorset. Electricity generation at the five megawatt facility began earlier this week. Work on the site at Tout Hill, near the village of Wool, originally started in April. By harnessing the energy provided by the sun, the site will be capable of producing enough green electricity ...

23 June

Trillion Fund launches ambitious £5m crowd-funded wind turbine project

Green Energy - Turbines WindmillsA crowd-funding company has launched what it has described as the UK's biggest peer-to-peer financed wind energy project - a £5m scheme to install a number of mid-sized wind turbines at locations across the UK. Trillion Fund has teamed up with E2Energy, a joint venture between Endurance and Earthmill, to offer investors the opportunity to ...

09 June

New £9.5m research facility set to aid marine energy development in UK

Green Energy PlugThe trade association of the wind waves and tidal energies has praised the University of Edinburgh's new marine energy centre, calling it a huge step in the development of renewable energies. RenewableUK praised the FloWave Ocean Energy Research facility, which cost around £9.5m to develop, but is reported to be the first of its kind ...

03 June

Energy UK chief Angela Knight urges shift in green energy policies

Green Energy - Solar PanelsAngela Knight has told an audience at a major energy convention in the UK that a shift in political thinking seen in the recent EU elections should also be reflected in the EU's energy policies. The CEO of the main representative of the UK's energy companies told the Eurelectric Convention in London the EU should ...

02 June

UK slips to sixth in Ernst & Young renewable energy rankings

Green Energy - Turbines WindmillsThe UK has slipped down to sixth in the latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices (RECAI), leading to a stark warning on the issue of policy 'tinkering' damaging the country's clean energy investment. It is the first time the UK has fallen out of the top five of the quarterly review conducted by Ernst & ...