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Solar industry welcomes new community energy strategy

Energy secretary Ed Davey has lifted the lid on the government’s new community strategy.

The new strategy will see the creation of a £10 million Urban Community Energy Fund to complement the existing £15 million Rural Community Energy Fund as well as the formation of a dedicated Community Energy Unit within the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). In addition, the government is quadrupling the Green Deal Communities Scheme to £80 million.

An insight on renewable energy for farmers and landowners

More than 400 farmers and landowners from across the Midlands, North Wales and North West England have applied to participate in the Renewable Energy Exchange networking event, which is being staged on Thursday 6 February at Chester Racecourse.

UK energy firms see their reputations plunge to a new low

A new low in customer satisfaction with gas and electricity suppliers has revealed "the failings of a broken energy market", according to consumer group Which?

EU ‘binding’ renewables target spared the axe despite UK opposition

The possibility of a binding renewable energy target for the EU is back on the table at negotiations in Brussels.

PV Tech, Solar Power Portal’s sister site, understands that the current draft of the new 2030 centre piece of the bloc’s climate and energy policy calls for a target of either 27% or 30%. A 24% target, that would represent business as usual, has been ruled out.

STA ‘bullish’ about UK PV’s potential ahead of Solar Energy UK Roadshows

The Solar Trade Association’s chief executive Paul Barwell believes that 2014 represents a ‘year of growth’ for solar in the UK.

Speaking to Solar Power Portal ahead of his regular speaking slot at this year’s Solar Energy UK roadshows, Barwell said: “2014 is a year for growth: this is a year where the UK is coming out of a recession and there is now an underlying confidence in the market. >

UK opposition to new EU green energy targets could risk 'half a million jobs'

Over half a million new jobs over the next two decades could be at risk from the UK's opposition to new EU targets for green energy, according to a leaked official report from the European commission.

Europe must set a new renewable energy target

Europe must set a new renewable energy target

Ministers and their EU colleagues are on the cusp of a decision which could undermine our energy security, push up the cost of power and weaken efforts to tackle climate change.

As the deadline draws near for the government to decide whether or not to stick with European targets for renewable energy, the consequences of this government’s opposition to a binding goal for 2030 need to be spelled out.

Leicestershire County Council considering solar to combat escalating energy bills

Leicestershire County Council considering solar to combat escalating energy bills

Leicestershire County Council has revealed that it is considering installing solar panels on County Hall to help tackle escalating energy bills.

Consumers could reduce bills with energy efficient heating

Not enough is being done to encourage and help homeowners switch to more energy efficient and cheaper forms of heating, according to a new report released today.

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