Green Energy

03 June

Energy UK chief Angela Knight urges shift in green energy policies

Angela 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

The 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 & ...

19 May

Report claims Britain to run out of fossil fuels in five years' time

New research has suggested Britain will run out of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas in as little as five years.

15 May

Government set to cut support for new solar farms above 5MW

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is to scrap its support for solar farms of a capacity above 5MW from April 1, 2015, it has announced.

09 May

Good Energy invests in tidal lagoon project

Good Energy has invested in a pioneering £850 million tidal lagoon project located in Wales. The green energy supplier has taken a stake of £500,000 in Tidal Lagoon (Swansea Bay) PLC, the company responsible for the development in Swansea.

07 May

Study: 1,000 projects not needed as UK has passed renewable energy quota

A new study has suggested Britain has already approved more than enough renewable energy projects to hit targets imposed by the EU.

25 April

Government approves eight new renewable energy projects

The government has announced that it has given its approval for eight new renewable energy projects. The projects include the conversion of energy plants, currently powered by coal, to run on biomass and the construction of offshore wind farms situated on the coasts of Norfolk and Yorkshire, in Liverpool bay, and just off the Moray. ...

14 April

Davey agrees with UN report, calls for Europe to be as ambitious as UK

Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has backed a new UN report calling for a massive shift in how energy shift in energy creation, but also called for Europe to be as ambitious as the UK on the issue. The report - issued at a press conference in Berlin on Sunday (April 13) - has encouraged ...

10 April

Good Energy sees pre-tax profits reach £3.3m in 2013

Wiltshire-based green energy supplier Good Energy has revealed that it saw its pre-tax profits more than double in 2013, having attracted around 14,500 new customers during the past 12 months. Good Energy's total customer base rose by 32 per cent, which helped its pre-tax profits hit £3.3 million. The number of customers on its electricity ...

09 April

New solar farm in Lincoln set to be the biggest in the UK

A new solar energy farm in Lincoln is being touted as the largest of its kind in the country after it was granted planning permission. The solar farm at an old RAF base in Faldingworth is set to be the size of 210 football pitches with 196,000 panels. Although it has not yet officially confirmed ...