Renewable Energy

EU plans to fast-track solar permitting via emergency regulation

The European Commission today proposed a temporary emergency regulation to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy in the face of the energy crisis and the knock-on effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Scheduled to last for one year, the proposal will remove administrative red tape around permitting and deployment, allowing renewable energy sources to

America’s ‘first solar-powered town’ was a hurricane success story as millions of other Floridians lost power — see inside Babcock Ranch

Hurricane Ian knocked out power to 4 million customers in Florida. But one community was left largely unscathed by the Category-4 storm, CNN reported. Babcock Ranch, a planned town built with a focus on sustainability and renewable energy, kept the lights on during the storm. As Hurricane Ian battered Florida and left millions without power last

Octopus Energy doubles fixed export tariff amid high wholesale power prices

Octopus Energy has doubled its Fixed Outgoing tariff to help lower customers' bills as they head into winter. This will increase from 7.5p/kWh to 15p/kWh, with all customers on the tariff seeing their rate automatically changed from today (20 September). This includes domestic customers with solar installations that also use Octopus Energy as a supplier. Customers

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