Government removes red tape in win for onshore wind

The UK government is to relax its de facto ban on onshore wind following growing pressure from MPs. It is to consult on changes to the national planning policy it has announced, following “positive engagement with MPs.” In November, Simon Clarke MP, the former Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, put forward

Europe’s Wind Energy Industry Has Hit A Rough Patch

Major wind turbine makers are reporting massive losses and laying off swaths of employees. Siemens CEO sees supply chain snarls as a major challenge to future growth. European wind companies have also financially overextended themselves. Why isn’t wind power going gangbusters? In Europe, the energy crisis is causing solar power growth to break record

Ministers hope to ban solar projects from most English farms

Ministers are planning to ban solar farms from most of England’s farmland, the Guardian can reveal. The new environment secretary, Ranil Jayawardena, is understood to oppose solar panels being placed on agricultural land, arguing that it impedes his programme of growth and boosting food production. To this end, say government sources, he has asked his

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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