Policy

ecoConnect and over 200 diverse organisations have signed a letter to PM David Cameron and DPM Nick Clegg asking them to ensure their Government provides clear and consistent leadership on renewable energy [2]. See the letter: www.r-e-a.net/news/letter-to-pm-and-dpm-urging-clarity-on-renewables-growth-and-support The letter follows growing concerns about the slow pace and complexity of DECC’s policy framework and a series of…

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is sending a letter to Government urging:  that the Treasury systematically and publicly appreciates the long-term benefits of investment in renewable energy, not just the short-term costs. Also to clarity on support levels for investors in all renewable power technologies under the RO, and under EMR. Finally,  that the Coalition…

Let us hear feedback! The Government’s response to Feed-in Tariffs Comprehensive Review Phase 2B: Tariffs for non-PV technologies and scheme administration issues has now been published. These include the Government’s final decisions on tariffs for new anaerobic digestion, hydro, wind and micro-CHP installations, which will take effect from 1 December 2012, and on a range…

ELN (Energy Live News) interviewed DECC Minister Gregory Barker as he was leaving ecoConnect’s Green Deal Policy Forum this week. See it here! http://www.energylivenews.com/2011/12/15/greg-barker-defends-the-governments-green-record/

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for industrial, commercial, public sector and not-for-profit and community installations will open its doors for applications from Monday 28 November 2011.  This follows the successful passage of the revised RHI Regulations through Parliament this week. Read the release from DECC and comments from The Renewable Energy Association’s Gaynor Hartnell.

Whether or not you agree with or even understand the concept of what the Green Deal is about, what is clearly evident are the potential business opportunities for this program,.  But also the high level of confusion around how to engage with it. We have formed this group to do something about it. The Green Deal…

With new evidence that cuts to solar subsidies are leading to layoffs, two Government Committees are now opening inquiries into Government support for the industry. It looks like employers are not only revising their employment growth plans, but are actually set to cut employment in the emerging small scale solar sector. A survey of 140 companies (4,055…

ecoConnect seeks to determine your views on the UK Government’s proposals for green and low carbon industry (cleantech). We greatly value your input and would appreciate you taking one or two minutes to complete our pulse survey on 7 multiple choice questions concerning the impact of Government policy on UK cleantech industry. Here is the…

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) last week published its decision on the FIT Review consultation. The Government has decided to proceed with its decision to slash the FIT rates for installations with a declared net capacity of greater than 50kW. There has been some better news for small-scale Anaerobic Digestion (AD),…

ecoConnect has joined a diverse group supporters of solar from major NGOs, industry, farming, the construction sector, social housing, community groups and trade unions who last week submitted an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to intervene in the Treasury funding cap that threatens to derail the UK’s solar power prospects. READ MORE…

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