Energy News

  • Energy companies warn UK government over support for renewables

    A group of energy companies including SSE, Good Energy and Ecotricity have warned the UK government that it’s proposed Energy Bill may not provide the necessary support for renewables. The Energy Bill, which promises to deliver a secure and decarbonised electricity system, was announced in the Queen’s speech last week. But concerns hinge around the […]

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  • European ‘traded’ emissions down 2% in 2011

    Greenhouse gas emissions covered by the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) were down 2% last year, according to official figures. The EU-ETS covers more than 12,000 power plants and manufacturing facilities in 27 member states, Norway, Liechtenstein and, controversially, all airlines flying in or out of European airports. The total amount of verified emissions […]

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  • US jacks up import tariffs on Chinese solar panels

    The US authorities have hiked import tariffs on Chinese solar panels to 30% or more, after ruling that manufacturers have dumped cut-price panels on the market. Earlier this year, the Department of Commerce (DOC) announced levies on solar panels manufactured in China of around 3-5% after it emerged that companies had received illegal subsidies. A […]

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