Green Energy

31 December

UK's energy minister to call for huge increase in solar panel use

The UK's energy minister is expected to make calls for a staggering four million solar panels to be installed on government land and buildings. Greg Barker is expected to make the announcement in the new year.

19 September

DECC: Green Deal is encouraging uptake in energy efficiency products

The Green Deal has encouraged many UK households to take up some form of energy efficiency updates in their home according to new figures from the government. Conducted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the research shows more than half (56%) of households who had an assessment under the initiative had already ...

30 August

Britain up to fourth in Ernst & Young renewable energy rankings

A new report has placed Britain fourth in terms of renewable energy ranking, displacing Australia for the position.

28 August

Rush to build solar farms sees increased levels of protests against them

Discontent is rising across the country as energy companies race to complete a number of solar farms before a subsidy on them is cut next year.

27 August

Data: Some wind farms generate just enough energy to boil a few kettles

New figures show that, at times, some of the country's biggest wind farms have struggled to generate enough electricity to boil a few kettles.

21 August

Work on first household to sign up to Green Deal initiative completed

The government has revealed new statistics on its Green Deal initiative. The figures show July saw the first UK household actually complete the process - almost six months after it launched.

26 July

nPower becomes latest big six energy supplier to drop green tariffs for new customers

Npower has become the latest to announce it will be dropping its green tariff - though, existing customers will still be able to take advantage of the offering.

02 July

Government's Green Deal scheme under fire for over-focus on boilers

The Government's Green Deal scheme has come under fire once again: this time due to it allegedly being overly focussed on boilers.

25 June

New report suggests only two homes have taken up a Green Deal loan

The Government's Green Deal has received a further blow as new figures reveal the actual uptake of loans on the scheme  is as little as ten households. Many of the UK's energy providers are a part of the scheme which offers customers the opportunity to take out a loan on things such as replacement boilers ...

05 June

Homeowners near wind farms could receive 20% reduction on energy bills

A reduction of up to 20% on people living near wind farms energy bills is set to be part of a number of proposals by the Government it has emerged. A report in the Financial Times has hinted the idea will be part of energy secretary, Ed Davey's, plan to offer a number of discounts ...