Subsidies articles

Will the EU's new state aid guidelines derail green investment?

GDF SUEZ Scotia wind farm

Commissioner insists no company will close down as a result of new guidelines that aim to reduce renewables subsidies

10 Apr 2014

New EU state aid reforms promise shake-up for decarbonisation efforts

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Wide-ranging reforms aim to accelerate transition towards market-based support for renewable energy projects

09 Apr 2014

Is US wind energy already as cheap as shale gas?

Wind turbine under construction - photo Triodos Renewables

Senate Finance Committee approves latest extension of wind production tax credit as reports show how policy can stand in for carbon tax

08 Apr 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

13 Mar 2014

Solar subsidies are a catalyst, not a crutch, says Enphase chief

Microinverter company believes technology can compete on its own merits and says falling costs will continue to drive growth in traditional markets

07 Mar 2014

Solar industry urges EU to rethink subsidy restrictions

European solar industry predicts planned auctions could derail efforts to hit 2020 renewable energy goals

03 Mar 2014

Green gas subsidies to be reviewed

Government announces payments to large biomethane plants will be examined to see if they are overly generous

03 Mar 2014

GDF SUEZ drops out of renewable energy subsidy battle

Scottish offshore wind farms fight it out to replace Beinn Mhor on list of projects eligible for early support

14 Feb 2014

How to become green and stay green

Hannah Coles outlines her top tips for businesses seeking to curb their environmental impact

10 Feb 2014

UK renewables face subsidy battle under electricity market reforms

UK renewables set to compete for support under plan to drive £110bn of investment and create 200,000 green jobs

19 Dec 2013

A boost to help secure long-term offshore wind investment

Benj Sykes of DONG Energy says in confirming strike prices last week the government has at last taken a concrete step in the direction

10 Dec 2013

Barker: the wind revolution is moving offshore

Climate Change Minister says cuts to onshore wind support in favour of offshore wind farms reflects direction of government policy

05 Dec 2013

Renewable energy strike prices: at a glance

The government has today confirmed the financial support green power technologies can expect to enjoy from 2015

04 Dec 2013

Government moves to stoke up renewable heating scheme

Industry welcomes proposals to boost subsidies and extend payments to more technologies under plan to accelerate green heating deployment

04 Dec 2013

Goverment poised to confirm renewable energy strike prices

BBC reports offshore wind power to receive boost but solar and onshore wind will face cuts

04 Dec 2013

Autumn Statement: The green business wish list

Leading figures in the green economy outline what path the Chancellor should take in Thursday's economic update

04 Dec 2013

Davey says 'major' offshore wind investments coming soon

Energy and Climate Change Secretary moves to reassure industry over fears political uncertainty is scaring off investors

29 Nov 2013

Anaerobic digestion subsidies set to be reviewed in response to industry fears

Trade bodies welcome announcement of January consultation on measures to ensure small-scale projects remain economically viable

29 Nov 2013

Reports: Tory MP accused of hypocrisy over solar farm plans

Good Energy's Mapperton solar farm gets green light from local council

14 Nov 2013

Fossil fuel subsidies costing rich countries $112 per person

Think tank says support for coal, oil, and gas is locking the world into a high-carbon future and failing to benefit poorer people

07 Nov 2013

EU outlines roadmap for gradual phase-out of green energy subsidies

Industry welcomes move to stop retrospective changes to support schemes, but calls on Commissioner to also slash fossil fuel subsidies

06 Nov 2013

EU Energy Commissioner faces questions over fossil fuel subsidy data

Leaked documents suggest Gunther Oettinger deleted figures showing high cost of fossil fuel and nuclear subsidies

18 Oct 2013

Poll: Public backs 'green taxes' to support renewables

Survey finds huge support for green levies, despite their being blamed for energy bill increases

14 Oct 2013

Davey defends funding for 'good value' wind farms

Energy and Climate Change Secretary says UK needs to keep pace with EU green energy roll out and must not cut social programmes to insulate vulnerable households

14 Oct 2013

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