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Electric motorbikes need 'level playing field' with cars

Ecotricity Ion Horse motorcycle

Motorcycle Industry Association calls for clarity around for support for technology that can cut emissions and congestion

30 Sep 2014

EDF Energy inks deal to purchase power from Tidal Energy Ltd

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Landmark deal will see energy giant purchase power from cutting-edge Welsh tidal energy project

26 Sep 2014

Solar's multi-billion pound potential stalled by 'unreliable' policy, industry warns

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Trade body says sector can reach 60GW and power 18 million homes, but needs subsidies to help it achieve further cost reductions

25 Sep 2014

EMR: Enough Talk Already

Like Scotland, the UK energy market is gearing up for a massive shake-up - Nathan Goode hopes everyone is ready for it

17 Sep 2014

Tesla's battery Gigafactory lands in Nevada

Work on plant set to build batteries for 500,000 electric cars already underway outside Reno

05 Sep 2014

SmartestEnergy announces 'first' Power Purchase Agreements for CfD green generators

Independent energy specialist reveals new power purchase agreements specifically designed to support generators with contract for difference support

03 Sep 2014

DECC officially announces first contract for difference allocation dates

Baroness Verma confirms timetable for first contract for difference allocation

29 Aug 2014

Allocation, Allocation, Allocation

RenewableUK's Maria McCaffery warns that the transition to the government's new subsidy regime risks hampering the development of an offshore wind industry Ministers have committed to expanding

18 Aug 2014

How Sheffield Solar is shining a light on PV performance

University-based Microgen Database compares real-world performance with predictions to help make the case for solar in the UK

18 Aug 2014

Court of Appeal ruling deals blow to Drax biomass plans

Shares in Drax plunge as court reverses previous judgment, leaving company unable to access financial support contract for biomass conversion project

07 Aug 2014

Solar firms to sue government over subsidy cuts once again

Solarcentury, Lark Energy, TGC Renewables, and Orta Solar Farms to seek judicial review over DECC plans to close Renewables Obligation to large solar farms

03 Aug 2014

Government outlines plans for heavy industry green levy compensation scheme

Consultation published on method to determine which sectors should get relief from green energy policy costs

01 Aug 2014

EDF in line for £800m windfall from subsidy scheme to keep lights on

Energy firm which operates most of UK nuclear power plants could undercut competitors at auction launch capacity market

07 Jul 2014

Northern Ireland maintains wind subsidies but cuts solar support

Minister unveils plans to keep small-scale wind support at 4 ROCs, but solar systems drop to 1.6 ROCs as technology costs plunge

07 Jul 2014

Industry welcomes EU Court ruling on national green energy subsidies

EU Court of Justice backs Swedish refusal to subsidise a Finnish wind farm, ensuring power companies cannot shop around for support

02 Jul 2014

Toshiba closes deal to build new UK reactors by 2024

Company buys 60 per cent stake in NuGen, aiming to build largest nuclear facility in Europe

30 Jun 2014

Australian states hand out $18bn in mining and fossil fuel subsidies

Figures highlighted in report by The Australia Institute does not include Federal Government support

25 Jun 2014

Fuel subsidies 'drive fishing industry's plunder of the high seas'

Spain, France, UK, US and Japan among countries giving generous fuel subsidies enabling industrial fishing far offshore, says Global Ocean Commission

24 Jun 2014

Eco2 warns policy reforms are chopping down UK biomass market

Welsh company says changes to subsidy regime will make many planned sustainable biomass power plants unviable

18 Jun 2014

Power industry: EU could save £66bn per year with single market

New Eurelectric report calls for end to national renewable energy subsidy schemes in favour of stronger carbon price

02 Jun 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

19 May 2014

Why we really need a stable solar strategy

Good Energy's Juliet Davenport argues solar can play a crucial role in a cost effective low carbon energy mix, but only if government stops chopping and changing policies

19 May 2014

Are solar farms really too costly for DECC's budget?

Industry accuses government of over-inflating cost savings from scrapping existing subsidies and refusing to consider less drastic reforms

15 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

13 May 2014

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