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Renewables Target articles

Solar and wind power to compete for £50m under new subsidy regime

EDF Energy Renewables Fallago Rig wind farm

Government confirms £205m annual budget for Contracts for Difference auctions

24 Jul 2014

Blue chips call for standardised green energy label

RWE Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm

New Aldersgate Group report argues clearer electricity label could help to mobilise green energy investment

22 Jul 2014

GM, HP, Walmart and others demand simpler buying of renewables

Solar array promens rooftop site beccles 3

Signed by a dozen organisations, the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles aim to transform the clean power procurement conversation

11 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

09 Jul 2014

France prioritises renewables with sweeping new energy legislation

New energy bill aims to provide a major boost to renewables as government proposes nuclear power cap

23 Jun 2014

Green Growth Group urges EU to revamp energy security strategy

Major new report, backed by the UK and Germany, highlights the economic and energy security gains on offer from an ambitious EU decarbonisation strategy

19 Jun 2014

The terrifying trends concealed in BP's Statistical Review

Oil prices remain near record highs, the world is reliant on the US gas boom, and renewables make up just a fraction of the energy mix - for BP this is evidence of 'the strength' of the global energy system

17 Jun 2014

Report: Irish green energy infrastructure market to hit €2.5bn by 2020

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland predicts green energy sector could employ 30,000 people by the end of the decade

13 Jun 2014

EU approves Czech renewable incentives scheme

Czech Republic renewables sector receives a major boost as European Commission grants state aid approval to new feed-in tariff scheme

12 Jun 2014

EY: Decarbonisation promises to slash European energy import dependence

Major new report warns business-as-usual strategy is loaded with energy security risks and infrastructure costs

10 Jun 2014

Could the Queen's Speech deliver a surprise boost to community renewables projects?

Guardian reports government is planning new legislation to give communities the right to take a stake in local renewables projects

04 Jun 2014

World not moving fast enough on renewable energy, says IEA

Energy supply investment at $1.6trn annually but needs to rise to $2trn to stop dangerous global warming, energy think tank finds

04 Jun 2014

Tripping the Lite fantastic

Grant Thornton's Nathan Goode reveals how Ofgem's Licence Lite regime could yet prove to be a significant development for the clean energy sector

03 Jun 2014

Committee on Climate Change insists onshore wind still has role to play in cost-effective energy mix

Responding to Times report suggesting UK "has enough wind turbines", Committee confirms most cost-effective decarbonisation scenarios require more onshore wind energy through to 2030

28 May 2014

Three lessons from Germany's Energiewende

Professor Miranda Schreurs, key adviser to the German government's ambitious energy transition, reveals the key characteristics that have made it so successful

27 May 2014

Obsession with hitting the target is missing the point

Dr Nina Skorupska of the REA argues optimistic predictions for renewable capacity based on many projects are in the pipeline could prove wide of the mark

16 May 2014

Report: Global renewable energy jobs count tops 6.5 million

New study from the International Renewable Energy Agency reveals nearly one million renewable energy jobs were created during 2013

12 May 2014

Labour accuses government of "turning its fire" on the solar industry

Shadow Energy Minister Julie Elliott warns lack of clarity over reported solar subsidy review "serves only to choke off investment and damage confidence"

02 May 2014

Independent Scotland to "lead the world in tackling climate change"

Minister says Scotland would enshrine environmental protection in constitution and boost green energy after splitting from the UK

01 May 2014

Renewable energy employment shrinks from 2011 high

New analysis for REA shows deep solar subsidy cuts mean there are now 7,000 fewer people working in renewables

30 Apr 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

29 Apr 2014

Ovo Energy launches new community energy service

Independent energy supplier unveils dedicated new service to help communities generate their own energy

28 Apr 2014

Danny Alexander urges green businesses to "get behind" clean energy strategy

Chief Secretary to the Treasury argues UK is now one of the best countries in the world for renewables investment, and green firms should celebrate that fact

11 Apr 2014

Twilight of the wind energy independents?

Nathan Goode of Grant Thornton navigates the maze of EMR, LCF, CfDs and PPAs, and finds that onshore wind developers could end up getting lost in the policy labyrinth

11 Apr 2014

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