• More Green Cuts: Homeowners Face Cuts To Solar Panel Subsidies

    • Date: 23/07/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Households face cuts in “feed-in tariffs” for new solar panels on roofs under government plans to prevent subsidies for renewable energy spiralling out of control. More than 250 proposed solar farms are also likely to be abandoned after the early closure of a subsidy scheme. Coal-fired power stations, such as Drax in North Yorkshire, also […]

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  • BBC News: Green MPs Have ‘No Say’ Over Green Subsidy Cuts

    • Date: 22/07/15
    • BBC News

    MPs have accused the government of denying them a say over planned cuts to solar subsidies. Ministers are risking the future of low-carbon energy with a series of abrupt cuts to industry support, the Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee’s chair said. The solar and wind industries say they can compete without subsidy in a […]

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  • Britain Announces More Renewable Subsidy Cuts

    • Date: 22/07/15
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    Solar panel projects and wood chip electricity generators have been targeted in the government’s latest moves to rein in support for renewable energy. Amber Rudd, the energy secretary, has announced she will consult on plans to end subsidies for some new solar farms early and cut back support for certain biomass generators immediately. “My priorities are […]

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  • UK Government Ends Subsidies For Small Solar Farms

    • Date: 22/07/15
    • BBC News

    Subsidies for many new solar farms are to end under plans being published by the government. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is consulting on plans that would see subsidies for some new solar farms close by 2016. The government says the move is necessary to protect consumers. The solar industry said subsidies […]

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  • Britain’s Green Government Departments Told To Prepare For 40% Budget Cut

    • Date: 21/07/15
    • Let's Recycle News

    Government departments including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have today (July 21) been asked to prepare for spending cuts of up to 40% over the next four years as the government looks to slash spending in Whitehall by £20 billion. In a move which is feared could hit Defra’s work on waste, […]

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  • UK Signals Deep Cuts For Renewables As Energy Secretary Protects Consumers

    • Date: 21/07/15
    • Alex Morales, Bloomberg

    The U.K. signaled more cuts to renewable power incentives as Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd put minimizing consumer energy bills and cutting carbon at the top of her list of priorities.  London. 21 July: The UK Energy and Climate Change Committee questions the secretary of state, Amber Rudd, as part of the committee’s […]

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  • More Green Cuts: UK Government To Cut Energy Efficiency Subsidies

    • Date: 21/07/15
    • Liam Stoker, Solar Power Portal

    The majority of the £70 million of savings the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was ordered to find by Chancellor George Osborne will be sourced from cuts to energy efficiency subsidies, the department’s annual report has revealed. DECC published its annual report for the 2014/15 financial year this afternoon and within its budgetary […]

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  • UK Government To Fast Track Plans For Fracking

    • Date: 20/07/15
    • Caitlin Morrison, City A.M.

    Fracking could begin in the UK sooner than previously expected, following the government’s decision to award onshore oil and gas exploration licences in two stages, fast tracking the applicants whose proposals do not require extensive environmental assessment. The department for energy and climate change (DECC) will grant a number of licences from the fourteenth round […]

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