The European Council has agreed a new position on the internal electricity market, placing consumer empowerment, cross-border trading and higher levels of renewables at the heart of the European Union’s efforts to transition to a low carbon economy.
An official from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has pushed back against claims that “question marks” hang over government decarbonisation plans, stating that good progress had been made.
The UK’s climate change minister Claire Perry has teased a “very broad’ Clean Growth Strategy that could be just days away from being unveiled.
The UK’s legally binding carbon reduction targets should be brought forward if the country is to meet its obligations under the Paris climate agreement, according to a new report from the Liberal Democrats.
London’s deputy mayor for energy and the environment Shirley Rodrigues has defended City Hall’s decision to tender for a supplier to provide for its Energy for Londoners rather than set up its own licensed company, saying the former would see the benefits get to householders quicker.
The government has today been urged to bolster its ambitions for the UK’s green economy as it prepares to publish its long awaited Clean Growth Plan (CGP).
The growth of jobs in the UK’s clean energy sector has slowed, according to the Renewable Energy Association (REA), which has placed the blame firmly on policy instability in Westminster.
Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy (DfE) has had to issue apologies to a number of companies it mistakenly said had claimed considerably more from the botched RHI scheme than they had.
Kingspan has beaten its target of using renewable energy to meet at least half of its aggregate energy use by 2016, keeping it on track to become a net zero energy company by 2020.
Nothern Ireland’s Department for the Economy (DfE) is to launch an eight month examination of all installations under the botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), having launched a tender to procure inspection services.
Claimants of Northern Ireland’s non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) remain safe from being named publicly ahead of a hearing, a high court has ruled.
The Republic of Ireland is to launch its own Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), with minister for communications, climate action and environment Denis Naughten unveiling plans for a scheme with specific measures to avoid the mistakes made north of the border.
Gateshead Energy Company, owned by Gateshead Council, is to bolster its coffers by up to £1 million by entering into a demand response partnership with Flexitricity.
Measures to retrospectively reduce the tariffs paid to Renewable Heat (RHI) claimants in Northern Ireland have been passed after every party except the DUP abstained from voting on the amendment on Monday.
The economy minister at the centre of the DUP’s response to the ongoing RHI scandal in Northern Ireland has announced his intention to publish the names of businesses claiming from the scheme, despite questions of legality surrounding such action.
Tariffs under Northern Ireland’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) would be retrospectively altered to reduce payments to fall in line with the tiered system implemented in November 2015 under plans put forward by DUP economy minister Simon Hamilton.
Decarbonising the way businesses heat their premises remains one of the biggest challenges for government moving forward, climate change minister Nick Hurd has said.
Arlene Foster has called for an immediate investigation into Northern Ireland’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) after the resignation of deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness forced her out of office.
Stephen Cirell looks at how the RHI reforms stand to impact the non-domestic market and, crucially, the opportunities they could create for Local Authorities
Martin McGuinness has resigned as deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland in protest to Arlene Foster’s handling of the rapidly developing scandal surrounding the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The Natural History Museum is celebrating racking up more than £11 million in savings by adopting various on-site energy generation technologies.
A school in Lincolnshire is aiming to become one of the greenest in the UK with a £900,000 investment in renewables.
The government’s upcoming Carbon Plan should include a specific strategy for promoting microgeneration, efficiency, storage and demand response across the UK small business community, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
First minister Arlene Foster has claimed more than half of the circa £400 million committed under Northern Ireland’s Renewable Heat Incentive will not be paid out.
The government has confirmed plans to reduce the tariffs available to small and medium-sized biomass boilers under the non-domestic Renewable Hear Incentive, estimated to result in a 98% drop in installations.
Nine buildings in Edinburgh will see their energy costs reduced by almost a quarter after undergoing energy efficiency upgrades as part of a new contract signed between E.ON's energy efficiency specialists Matrix and the City Council.
With construction on the tech giant's new headquarters in California nearing completion, David Pratt looks at the measures being installed that will make this one of the world's cleanest and most sustainable buildings.
A letter signed by over 20 organisations has put pressure on energy and intellectual property minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe to retain solar thermal within the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), as the industry continues to wait for the government’s decision.
Solar installations offer a cheaper alternative to biomass over the lifetime of a system according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which also claims that biomass produces higher carbon emissions than coal and natural gas.
The Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA) has committed to reduce emissions across the industry through wider adoption of renewables, which will provide 20% of primary energy by the end of the decade.