• Emergency Summit On Wind Energy After UK Government Ends Subsidy

    • Date: 09/07/15
    • STV News

    Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing is to chair an emergency summit with the green energy sector amid concerns about the impact of the UK Government’s decision to end a subsidy scheme for onshore wind farms. Representatives from 130 businesses and communities, who are all affected by the scrapping of the Renewables Obligation, will take parts […]

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  • UK Government: Review Of Green Energy Subsidies Coming Next

    • Date: 08/07/15
    • ReNews

    Chancellor George Osborne remains committed to a review of the Levy Control Framework despite leaving the policy out of this afternoon’s Summer Budget. Whitehall sources said changes to the low carbon mechanism is on the cards for later in the government despite no specific mention in today’s proceedings. A number of national newspapers, citing Tory […]

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  • Shares Dive For Green Energy Firms As UK Scraps Climate Tax Exemption

    • Date: 08/07/15
    • Sarah Spickernell, City A.M.

    In today’s Budget, chancellor George Osborne announced that the government is scrapping a green tax exemption enjoyed by renewable energy companies since 2001. Currently, tax is not paid on renewable electricity supplied to businesses under renewable source contracts, whether the energy is created in the UK or abroad. But from 1 August this year, the […]

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  • Green Energy Lobby Reacts With Fury To Osborne’s Cuts

    • Date: 08/07/15
    • ReNews & Green Click

    The UK Government has been accused of making “obsessive attacks” on the renewables industry, with leaders upset ministers have “moved the goalposts again” in today’s Summer Budget. RenewableUK has lead complaints claiming George Osborne’s announcement to scrap the Climate  Change Levy  is another example of the government “changing the rules” just weeks after it was […]

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  • At Last: UK Chancellor To Review Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 08/07/15
    • Elizabeth Rigby and Jim Pickard, Financial Times

    George Osborne will on Wednesday announce a review of green energy taxes and subsidies in an effort to reassure consumers that the government is trying to tackle high energy bills after Britain’s competition watchdog concluded that millions of people are paying over the odds for their energy. The chancellor is expected to use “get tough” language about […]

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  • UK Chancellor To Abolish Coalition’s Green Tax Target

    • Date: 05/07/15
    • Tim Ross, The Sunday Telegraph

    George Osborne to abolish coalition’s green tax target as customers face paying £1.5billion more through their bills to subsidise wind farms, solar panels and biomass plants George Osborne, the Chancellor, will give his first Tory Budget this week The cost of subsidising new wind farms is spiralling out of control, government sources have privately warned. […]

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  • Will Yorkshire Become Britain’s Northern Powerhouse?

    • Date: 04/07/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    The campaign to start a British fracking industry is to shift across the Pennines, with an application yesterday in North Yorkshire for the first of up to 50 wells. Third Energy applied to North Yorkshire county council to hydraulically fracture a well at an existing conventional gas extraction site at Kirby Misperton near the Flamingo […]

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  • Britain’s Energy & Climate Department May Be Cut To The Bone

    • Date: 03/07/15
    • Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart News

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) could be facing a 90 per cent cut in staff over the next few years, an environmental think tank has warned. The prediction has prompted politicians and academics to issue dire forecasts for Britain’s economic future, but right-wing campaigners have asked: why not scrap DECC altogether? For […]

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