March newsletter

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CSPS July events – summary and presentations

Thank you to all of the delegates and speakers at our July events. We were very pleased to have a lively audience at all three events, in London, Manchester and – for the first time – Berwick upon Tweed. The … Continued

Renewable Heat Incentive applications open

The long-awaited Renewable Heat Incentive scheme opened for applications today after being postponed at the last minute in late September. The £860m subsidy scheme is predicted to result in 126,000 installations and save 43 million tonnes of carbon by 2020. … Continued

CRC Performance League Table – key findings & summary

  Here at Local Energy, we have been dissecting the first CRC Performance League Table. In particular, we have been interested in how the public sector fared. Here is a summary of our findings. Please click on the links for … Continued

Head of CBI attacks plans to reduce the feed-in tariff as government faces legal battle

John Cridland, director general of the CBI, has weighed in on the government’s highly contentious plans to reduce the feed-in tariff. Speaking at the CBI dinner in Derby on the 10th November, he called the plans “the latest in a … Continued

Barker: Further mandatory climate change requirements for councils not necessary

The Climate Change Minister Greg Barker yesterday stated that he didn’t expect local authorities to be further mandated with climate change policies. Speaking at a conference of local councillors organised by Friends of the Earth, Mr Barker argued that central … Continued

Renewable Heat Incentive gets green light after drastic biomass subsidy cut

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme was given approval by the European Commission yesterday, and is due to be launched in November. The scheme had previously been delayed just hours before it was due to launch in September, as regulators … Continued

DECC: CRC simplification has limits

  The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has stated that it would not be expedient to remove certain aspects of financial administration from the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). Speaking on behalf of DECC at the Energy Solutions Expo … Continued

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