A renewables ‘revolution’ has continued to build pace in Scotland according to WWF Scotland after data covering May showed that generation from solar and wind assets provided a significant proportion of energy.
The government has announced £20 million of funding for companies developing low and zero-emission transport technologies.
A letter signed by over 20 organisations has put pressure on energy and intellectual property minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe to retain solar thermal within the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), as the industry continues to wait for the government’s decision.
The government’s controversial consultation on reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) closed this week amid claims its proposals are “counterproductive, and will significantly impact the industry.”
Both forms of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme are to be closed in Northern Ireland after the government admitted it had already overspent through its commitments to existing installations.
Applications to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) remained steady in November compared to the previous month but well below the those recorded in the same period last year according to the latest figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Home improvement retailer Kingfisher has announced plans to invest £50 million in renewable energy across its network of locations in an effort to reduce energy consumption from the national grid by 10% in the next two years.
Newly installed heating and hot water systems must now display energy efficiency labels rating each system after EU legislation came into force last weekend.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK’s reduction in VAT rate for energy-saving materials for housing violates the EU’s VAT Directive.