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Solar panels could see surge in sales

Solar panels could see surge in sales Solar panels for homes and businesses could see a rush in sales after the government was denied an appeal for cuts in the feed-in tariff scheme. The government’s planned cuts of 43.3p/kWh was challenged in court by environmental group Friends of the Earth and several leading solar companies…

Government ready to fund southwest renewable energy venture

Renewable energy could take hold of the southwest of England; after it was revealed the UK’s first marine Energy Park would be built. The park would focus on offshore wind, wave and tidal power in an effort to generate environmentally friendly renewable energy and cut carbon emissions. The site will cost close to £100 million…

Renewable energy boost as wind power reaches milestone

Britain’s renewable energy industry has reached a landmark figure, after the completion of a Cumbrian wind farm. This installation brings the UK’s total capacity of wind power to 6,000 MW, which is enough to provide electricity to 3,354,893 homes around the country. Renewable energy trade body, RenewableUK, say the 6GW of wind power was achieved…

Renewable energy to transform Hull

The River Humber is ready for a renewable energy revolution after it was announced a £130 million biomass power plant would be built in Hull. This pushes the total planned investment for the estuary to £1bn. The investment would make a lot of green jobs available in the area and the biomass plant would provide…

Renewable energy plans for Dumfries and Galloway

Renewable energy is top of the agenda for Dumfries and Galloway Council as they look to borrow £2.2 million for solar panels. The council want to install the renewable products onto a number of its properties, as a way to boost the council’s budget by £6 million. The solar panels will generate free electricity for…

UK and Ireland renewable energy agreement to boost wind power

Britain and Ireland have joined together in an effort to encourage renewable energy and make the most of Ireland’s natural wind resources. The Irish Wind Energy Association welcomed the agreement and chief executive Dr Michael Walsh says it’s a milestone moment for maximising Ireland’s wind potential. While Dr Walsh said it’s too early to give…

More wind turbines to be built in Wales in the national interest

Wales could see more wind farms built in the country as the British Government looks to capitalise on its natural wind supply and supply the nation with renewable energy. A number of proposed construction sites have already met opposition from local people, and campaigners have taken their complaints to the Senedd. Decisions on large projects…

Belfast Harbour to benefit from Cumbrian wind farm

The UK’s wind industry is definitely where the government is looking to focus its renewables efforts over the next decade or so, with the country having a good supply of natural wind. The government has given the go ahead to a number of schemes around the country, both onshore and offshore. And now another project…

Renewable boost for Scottish economic plans

Offshore wind farms in Scotland will receive a £70 million boost as the government looks to put renewable energy at the front of the country’s economic future. Finance Secretary John Swinney announced the Government Economic Strategy and hopes 130,000 jobs can be created by 2020, as part of the low-carbon schemes. Four enterprise zones will…

UK’s wind production continues to rise

Wind energy in the UK is on the rise, and in Q2 electricity production increased 131.1% from the same period last year. This announcement from the government has been welcomed by the leading renewable trade association, RenewableUK. The huge rise was between April and June, and increases electricity production by 1.6 TWh (Terawatt-hour). This is…