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Feed-in tariff (FiT) - A popular means of incentivising renewable energy technologies that was pioneered in Germany and has since been adopted in numerous countries around the world, FiT's help make renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines competitive by providing them with guaranteed above market price payments for the energy they produce. Advocates of the approach argue tariffs can be reduced over time as renewable energy technologies become cost-competitive with grid power, but critics maintain these subsidies add to costs for energy bill payers.

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TGE Group reveals plan to deliver green 'flower power'

Major project to supply nearly 5,000MWh of clean energy to Nocton Nurseries in a bid to slash carbon emissions

Have your say 24 Jul 2014

Legal row escalates as solar firms slam government over "inflated" cost claims

Lawyers reject government's claim that controversial cuts to solar subsidies saved households £50 a year

Have your say 11 Jul 2014

High Court rules solar firms entitled to compensation over illegal subsidy cuts

Solar companies to pursue claim for £132m after crucial ruling, as government signals that it will appeal against court decision

Have your say 09 Jul 2014

You think green energy is expensive? What tosh!

As Trillion Fund's Rebecca O'Connor argues, new figures show that green energy tariffs can now compete with the Big Six on cost

Have your say 09 Jul 2014

Npower fined £125,000 by Ofgem for green energy reporting error

Company handed penalty by Ofgem after using incorrect data to calculate the amount of electricity supplied to customers

Have your say 19 May 2014

Solar industry once again falls victim to its own success

Time after time the solar industry has been hit by policy changes designed to rein back investment, but it doesn't have to be this way

Have your say 13 May 2014

Concerns escalate over fresh solar subsidy reforms

EXCLUSIVE: Imminent review of solar support schemes expected to tilt market in favour of large rooftop installations, but move fuels fears among solar farm developers

Have your say 29 Apr 2014

The green home market is poised for take-off, clean tech firms need to crank up the heat

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is the final piece in the jigsaw for the government's green home package - green businesses need to respond

Have your say 09 Apr 2014

Solar sector beats floods to install 1GW before April subsidy cuts

News comes as Greg Barker and Michael Gove launch campaign to encourage more schools to fit solar arrays

Have your say 03 Apr 2014

Ethical goods more popular than cigarettes and alcohol

Green goods market bucks recession in 2012 with 12 per cent growth

Have your say 27 Mar 2014

Good Energy trials 'feed-in tariff made easy' app

Technology promises to help customers record and submit meter readings without need for lengthy online forms

Have your say 18 Mar 2014

Endurance signals high hopes for UK wind market with new factory

Company chief executive calls for more stable subsidy regime as Worcestershire manufacturing plant is officially inaugurated

Have your say 13 Mar 2014

How Ingenious is planning to boost on-site wind power

Investment fund seeks to raise £160m to back mid-sized wind, solar, and energy efficiency projects

Have your say 24 Feb 2014

Anaerobic digestion industry laments "slap in the face" for developers

Trade association warns bankruptcies a real possibility for companies specialising in small-scale AD projects

Have your say 20 Feb 2014

UK ‘scoring own goal’ by slashing small wind incentives

Government urged to rethink cuts to feed-in tariff over fears they could damage UK manufacturing

Have your say 05 Feb 2014

UK solar farm market tops European league table in 2013

New figures reveal UK installed 443MW of utility scale solar last year as PwC predicts up to 2GW could be constructed this year

Have your say 24 Jan 2014

Kingspan launches solar-for-business division

Kingspan Energy aims to help make solar technology deployment "effortless" for UK firms

Have your say 21 Jan 2014

UK solar panels reach half a million rooftop milestone

Government figures suggest British solar industry past major landmark last week, as installers work towards delivering one million roofs by 2015

Have your say 14 Jan 2014

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