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Chris Huhne’s Emergency Energy Summit with UK’s leading independent suppliers to facilitate increased competition in the energy sector

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne will today hold a high level Energy Summit with new energy suppliers to find out what help they need to break the dominance of the Big Six utility companies, boost competition and keep household energy prices down. Around 80pc of the electricity in the UK is generated by the Big Six: [...]

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Ed Miliband joins fight to save solar feed-in tariffs

Labour leader Ed Miliband today lent his weight to the campaign against cuts to the feed-in tariff incentive scheme he introduced as Energy and Climate Change Secretary, signing an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling on the government to ditch plans to slash the level of support available to large solar installations. EDMs rarely secure enough [...]

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Ed Miliband’s challenge to the Government today (Friday 1 July 2011) over its plans to scrap solar power subsidies has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth, the NFU and the solar industry, who warn the move could kill off the UK’s fledgling green power revolution in its infancy. The Labour leader has tabled a [...]

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Solar Power – Understanding the UK Opportunity: STA meeting @ Houses of Parliament, 29th June

A great STA event was held at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. The purpose of the meeting was to present to MPs the results of the STA’s Alternative Strategy Document and Ernst and Young’s recent report on the UK solar industry. A number of acting MPs were present at the meeting and some excellent [...]

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10 Reason Why We Should Invest in Solar Energy

1. Solar Energy is better for the environment than traditional forms of energy. 2. The worldwide demand for Solar Energy is currently greater than supply. 3. Solar energy has many uses, from powering cars to cooking food. 4. In one hour, more sunlight falls on the earth than what is used by the entire population [...]

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FIT review a farce to begin with

Huw Irranca-Davies MP, shadow energy minister, posted this article on Business Green’s Industry Voice blog on 13th June 2011. To read the article in full, please click here. DECC Minister Greg Barker’s fast track solar feed in tariff consultation was one that Sir Humphrey Appleby would be proud of. “Government is about principles. And the [...]

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It is shameful that this government is resisting a solar revolution

This article was posted by Leonie Greene on on 14th June 2011. To read the full article, please click here. You report that “subsidies for large-scale photovoltaic installations are to be cut drastically” (Solar power industry dismayed as subsidy for large plants cut, 10 June). However, the most devastating impact of the government’s actions [...]

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Large-scale solar could be saved

Emma Hughes at Solar Power Portal posted this response to the Financial Mail’s article on 13th June 2011. Click here to read the full article. Financial Mail revealed this weekend that there could still be hope for the UK’s solar industry. According to an article published in The Daily Mail, the Department of Energy and [...]

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Challenge to Government to Re-Think Solar in the UK

‘Solar Needs You’ Campaign calls for Solar Revolution With Huge Savings for Consumers The Solar Trade Association will today launch a report that claims the government is failing to recognize the real potential for solar in the UK.  The Alternative Solar Revolution Strategy challenges the government to re-think solar – to increase investment and to [...]

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Our Solar Future is taking the solar message to the highest levels of UK government.

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