• UK budget defers green economy decisions for later in the year

    09 March 2017

    The UK budget offered very little for the green economy with major decisions deferred for later in the year, according to one environmentally themed fund manager.

  • UK renewables subsidy cuts blamed for solar companies' collapse

    09 October 2015

    Government cuts to UK subsidies for small-scale solar installations have come under fire after two rooftop solar companies went into administration within hours of each other and a third said it would exit the UK market.

  • Solar fried in CfD auction

    26 February 2015

    Solar energy construction in the UK is set to be decimated after the technology failed to compete with wind power in a £325 million ($503 million) auction under the government's new subsidy system.

  • UK plans to cut large-scale solar subsidies

    13 May 2014

    The UK government looks set to reduce support for solar photovoltaic farms with generating capacity of 5MW or higher from next year, in a move that has been described by the Solar Trade Association (STA) as a "crippling blow" to the progress of the sector.

  • UK cuts subsidies for onshore and solar, but hikes offshore

    04 December 2013

    The UK government has reduced planned subsidies for onshore wind and solar energy, although these will be partly offset by an increase for offshore wind.