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Row ignites over BPVA Powering Knowledge solar schools campaign

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Friends of the Earth rejects claim it is 'working closely' with controversial trade association, as row sparks host of questions over schools-focused lead generation initiative

31 Oct 2014

Friends of the Earth distances itself from BPVA Powering Knowledge solar schools campaign

Solar panel at Fulston Manor in Kent

NGO says it is not 'working closely' with trade association, despite BPVA's claims to the contrary

31 Oct 2014

Labour slams Liz Truss' latest 'ideological' cuts to solar farms

Sheep under solar panels near Axminster - photo Lightsource

Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle says government made latest decision with 'no underpinning evidence just an ideological prejudice'

30 Oct 2014

IKEA goes Dutch with solar retail offer

Retail giant extends Hanergy partnership to bring solar offer to the Netherlands

29 Oct 2014

Defra admits it has no idea about size of solar farm impact on food production

Written ministerial answer confirms no estimate has been produced as to the amount of land taken out of fruit and veg production to make way for solar farms

28 Oct 2014

Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity

Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs

28 Oct 2014

M&S installing UK's largest rooftop solar PV system

Project to fit 24,272 panels on distribution centre will make building almost energy self-sufficient during the day

23 Oct 2014

Hanergy revs up energy storage with Williams F1 technology

Company signs deal to work on two projects with Williams to extend applications for solar systems

23 Oct 2014

Could DECC cut solar farm subsidies yet again?

Officials insists there are 'currently no plans' to reduce support for smaller solar farms, but ministerial statement leaves door open for pre-election cuts

23 Oct 2014

Seven questions for Liz Truss' solar farm crackdown

Defra's plans to reduce CAP payments for farmers installing solar arrays raise more questions than answers

21 Oct 2014

Liz Truss accused of trying to woo UKIP voters with 'minute' solar subsidy cuts

Solar and farming industries slam Environment Secretary for 'misguided' attack on solar farm developments

21 Oct 2014

Solar panels powering classrooms for 2.7 million US students

New research reveals solar installations at US schools have expanded more than 1,000-fold over the past decade, slashing carbon emissions and energy costs in the process

21 Oct 2014

Defra delivers fresh blow to solar industry through farmer subsidy crackdown

Environment Secretary Liz Truss brands solar farms as 'ugly' and warns they are undermining UK's ability to grow crops

20 Oct 2014

Solarcentury reveals how it is planning to make solar farms even greener

Company pledges 'industry-leading' environmental standards at new 48MW solar farm in Hampshire

17 Oct 2014

SolarCity offers $200m green bonds

Scheme allows individuals to earn up to four per cent returns while helping to boost clean energy, company says

16 Oct 2014

Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association to split

Trade bodies say end of formal affiliation at start of 2015 will allow both to focus on their core strengths

13 Oct 2014

IEA: Renewables could power prosperity in Africa

Unlocking huge hydro and solar resources, as well as wind and geothermal, key to driving economic growth, International Energy Agency says

13 Oct 2014

Stable economic and political frameworks can drive the solar energy sector

James Watson of EPIA calls for an end to trade tariffs and greater renewables ambition at an EU level to bolster the growing industry

13 Oct 2014

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