Should energy-intensive businesses be exempt from renewable energy costs?
A move from Government to exempt Britain's energy-intensive industries from some of the costs associated with renewable energy policies has ignited a debate over whether such a move is necessary for the growth of green business.
Corporate Human Rights Benchmark: Key Findings 2017
This benchmark report provides a comparative snapshot year-on- year of the largest companies on the planet, looking at the policies, processes, and practices they have in place to systematise their human rights approach and how they respond to serious allegations.
Britain's renewable energy attractiveness 'on a landslide'
The UK's attractiveness as a destination for investment in renewable energy has reached an all-time low, due to a series of unexpected green policy U-turns and the on-going uncertainty surrounding the role of renewables in our energy mix.
Lords reject Government decision to scrap zero-carbon homes
The Government's efforts to scale-back on key green policies has been blocked, after the House of Lords voted to reintroduce on-site carbon compliance standards for homes and extend the grace period criteria for onshore wind farm subsidies.
Manufacturers seek security as Government launches consultation on energy cost relief
Manufacturers have warned that permanent exemption from energy policy costs is the 'only long-term solution' that can secure the future of energy intensive sectors such as the steel industry, after the Government opened a consultation which could save these industries £390m a year.
Belfast set for largest UK airport solar project
Belfast International Airport will receive power from a 4.84MWp off-site solar farm developed by Lightsource Renewable Energy in what is the UK's largest airport Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) solar project.
Battery-connected community solar farms completed ahead of RO deadline
Two new £5m community solar farms have been connected to the grid in Stratford and Chesterfield, representing two of the last renewable energy projects to qualify for Renewables Obligation (RO) subsidy entitlement.
Andrea Leadsom is 'sick and tired' of green policy critics
Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom is "sick and tired" of the barrage of complaints being fired at the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) over its punitive cuts to renewable energy subsidies.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
As we edge closer to the climate conference in Paris, this week saw a clash of horns over the energy we use. But that hasn't stopped some truly innovative green developments popping up across the globe, from Delhi to... Barnsley.
Community energy will take brunt of subsidy cuts, warn Scotland and Wales
Community energy schemes will be hit hardest by Amber Rudd's recent energy subsidy shake-up, ministers from Scotland and Wales have warned.
Butterfly bio-engineering could boost solar panel output by 50%
Mimicking the structure of a butterfly's wings could boost the output of solar panels by almost 50%, researchers from the University of Exeter have claimed.
Green groups urge Cameron to address 'woeful' environmental record
Leading environmental groups have written to Prime Minister David Cameron to criticise the scrapping of 10 green policies in the first few months of the new Conservative Government.
Solar sector sets out 'grid-parity' roadmap following subsidy cut
The UK solar industry remains on track to deliver power without subsidies by 2020, but clearer and more stable support from the Government will be needed in order to avoid a 'cliff-edge' of deployment.
Solar subsidies to end as Government seeks to control costs
The Department for Energy and Climate Change has dealt another series of blows to the renewable energy industry with fresh proposals to cease financial support for solar and biomass conversion plants and amend the feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme for smaller projects.
Record investment in independent renewables tops £400m
Independent renewable energy received record levels of investment in 2014, totalling £417m, according to a new report from SmartestEnergy.
Scottish wind generation hits record levels in first quarter
Scottish wind power generated a record 4,452GWh of electricity in the first quarter of 2015, enough to power almost a million Scottish homes for a year, according to figures published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
DECC's subsidy budget reaching crisis point, warns Labour MP
The Government's Levy Control Framework (LCF), which is meant to provide clean energy subsidies through to 2020/21, is "effectively completely bust", a Labour MP has warned.
2020 vision: STA unveils master plan to make solar cheaper than fossil fuels
No large-scale solar farms to be built in 2015/16
No large-scale solar farms are scheduled to be built in the UK this financial year, as the two solar projects that won funding in the recent Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction will not go ahead.
Why solar needs a serious strategy from the new Government
The treatment of non-domestic solar is illogical and leaves this star industry bewildered, writes Leonie Greene, head of external affairs at the Solar Trade Association (STA).
New energy-from-waste plant 'signals industry shift'
A £51.6m renewable energy power plant which will provide the equivalent of 17,000 homes with electricity generated from waste wood has been given the go-ahead to be built in Northamptonshire.
Circular economy for smart devices: Opportunities in the US, UK and India
Smartphones, tablets and laptops have moved from the fringe of computing to the mainstream in just five years. Sales of these smart devices exploded as consumers saw the benefits of seamless connectivity, and were drawn to the simplicity. of new user interfaces.
Cutting the cost of water: The case for improving water efficiency in the UK
The demands of maintaining a clean, safe water supply and sewerage system have led to household bills rising at above inflation levels for a number of years.
Edie explains: Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs)
The Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main support system for renewable electricity projects across the country. In this week's 'edie explains,' we bring you everything you need to know about Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs).
Judicial review on solar subsidy cut dismissed by High Court
A judicial review launched earlier this year by four solar companies in response to DECC's decision to end subsidies for large solar farms was rejected this morning by the High Court.
Amber Rudd speech raises questions over DECC's solar ambitions
The UK solar industry has hit back at comments made by new climate change minister Amber Rudd, with question marks being raised over DECC's level of ambition for solar after its changes to solar subsidies earlier this month.
£9.4m on offer for green heat technologies
The Government has launched two new low-carbon heating schemes for developers and local councils in a bid to reduce dependency on costly, imported gas.
DECC's solar shake-up: Industry reaction
The Government has sparked a furious backlash from renewable energy campaigners and trade groups by confirming controversial changes to solar farm subsidies.
Government boosts renewables funding, confirms controversial solar subsidy changes
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced it is adding £95m to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, but also removing large-scale solar farms from the existing Renewables Obligation (RO) initiative.
UK at lowest renewable energy attractiveness level since 2009
The UK's renewable energy sector is at its lowest level of attractiveness for investors in almost five years, according to a new index published today (16 September).
Friends of the Earth supports Judicial Review against solar policy U-turn
Green group Friends of the Earth has given its backing to a legal challenge from Britain's solar industry over the Government's plans to cut subsidies for solar power.