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DECC confirms solar support not part of Cameron’s ‘green levies review’

energynews Posted in Weather on Dec 18th, 2013 with

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| 30 October 2013, 16:08 Updated: 30 October 2013, 16:22 The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released a statement confirming that investor schemes such as the feed-in tariff (FiT), renewables obligation (RO) and contracts for difference (CfD) will not be affected by the Prime Minister’s ‘green levies review’. The DECC statement reads:…

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UK domestic solar installations hit 1.3GW

energynews Posted in Weather on Dec 17th, 2013 with

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| 31 October 2013, 18:11 Updated: 31 October 2013, 18:43 The latest solar PV installation figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveal that the domestic market has hit 1.3GW. The installation numbers show that almost half a million UK homes are now fitted with a solar array. The milestone has…

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Bill McKibben on the failure of Obama’s energy policy

energynews Posted in Weather on Dec 12th, 2013 with

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Bill McKibben makes a strong case that despite the EPA’s new power plant regulations and increasing fuel efficiency in cars, President Obama has largely been a failure in terms of pursuing a progressive energy policy: Obama was going to try to be a different kind of president. On energy there’s been precious little sign of…

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Crowdsourcing Energy: A Case for Feed-in Tariffs

energynews Posted in Weather on Dec 8th, 2013 with

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Crowdsourcing is taking off in almost every area one can imagine – including energy. In fact, energy was one of the first areas to be crowdsourced, but under the very unsexy name, “feed-in tariff.” Congress passed the first crowdsourcing of energy law, under the also-very-unsexy name, the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA), in 1978….

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Green gas takes a step closer to your home

energynews Posted in Weather on Dec 5th, 2013 with

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The possibility of being able to buy truly green gas from the grid, has taken a step closer to realisation thanks to the arrival on the market of a second, certified supplier of 100 per cent green gas.  Ceres Energy has signed up to become the second registered supplier of biomethane under the Green Gas…

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