There is no question that the UK’s new Green Deal is welcome news for the industry. The program will help boost energy efficiency across UK homes and is an important step in the government’s plan to meet its carbon emissions cuts. But at the same time, the government is... Read more
Solar energy, it seems, has become too successful for its own good. Incentives in places like the UK and Germany have encouraged so many people to put up solar panels that officials are now saying they have to cut back. In Britain, the decision prompted an outcry — and... Read more
British officials are taking their fight for the right to reduce solar-energy incentives all the way to the country’s Supreme Court. The battle centers on the government’s attempt late last year to cut in half the feed-in tariff (FIT) rates it originally set to encourage people to install solar... Read more
The Canadian province of Ontario is fast becoming one of the leading sustainable regions in North America, with the government now investing in a fund to give families and businesses more control over how and when they use electricity. The $50 million investment will support the growth and development... Read more
How successful has the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) been in stimulating the growth of renewable energy across the UK? What impact, if any, might be felt from the government’s recent announcement it would review part of the FIT earlier than expected? And where do the greatest opportunities lie for solar-,... Read more
With the introduction of the feed-in tariff (FIT) last year, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have seen a boost in installations across the UK. As more people begin to see them on houses in their own streets or in neighbour’s back gardens, solar panels and wind... Read more
MPs and Lords have thrown their support behind an amendment to introduce a ‘feed in tariff’ to support smaller non-merchant renewable energy generation. These tariffs pay people to generate green electricity and feed it back onto a the national grid, earning them a profit, helping them to pay for... Read more