energy

Solar appeal decision delayed

Workmen bin a solar panel outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Photo: Friends of the Earth

The uncertainty over the future of the UK's solar feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme continues, after three court of appeal judges failed to decide if the government's proposed changes were unlawful.

DECC raises feed-in tariff budget

Two workmen binning a solar panel outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Photo: Friends of the Earth

The government has raised the spending cap feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme by nearly £200m to prevent the scheme exceeding its budget. It has done this by re-allocating funds previously earmarked for the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme.

Government appeals against solar power ruling

Workmen binning a solar panel outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Photo: Friends of the Earth

The government today filed a request to the Court of Appeal against a High Court ruling on 21 December that its plans to rush through cuts to solar feed-in tariffs (FIT) were unlawful.

Final Demand campaign update

Final demand. Stop the big energy companies taking us for a ride. 

Almost 20,000 people so far have signed the Final Demand petition asking for a public inquiry into the Big Six energy companies. More paper petitions are coming in every day and the number of signatures continues to grow.

Solar power tarifs legal win

Two workmen bin a solar panel outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Photo: Friends of the Earth

The High Court has upheld a legal challenge from Friends of the Earth and two solar electricity firms, Solar Century and HomeSun, against the government's decision to slash feed-in tariff incentives for solar installations.

Facebook 'friends' renewable energy

corridor of computer cabinets

Facebook has pledged to work with Greenpeace to source more renewable energy to power its giant data centres.

The social networking company announced yesterday that it will work with Greenpeace to increase the energy efficiency of its IT infrastructure, switch from coal to renewable energy where possible, and promote clean energy to its millions of users.

EDF profit at customer's expense

EDF off

EDF Energy are expected to announce huge profits today as their energy bills soar.

They are one of the worst offenders for choking support for clean energy - calling for lower renewable energy targets whilst making mega bucks from nuclear.

EDF Energy has 20 percent of the UK energy market. In the UK EDF Energy owns seven nuclear power stations, two coal-fired power stations, and two gas-fired stations.

Things EDF Energy don't want you to know:

Cardiff Council needs to get serious about CO2

Workman installing cavity wall insulation

Image: © Friends of the Earth

The Climate Change Act commits the UK to cut climate change emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Local councils must take action if we are to hit the target. Local councils in Wales control a budget of £4 billion a year.

Chris Hune ignores council climate change petition

Two men installing a solar panel on a roof

Photo: © Friends of the Earth.

Energy Minister Chris Hune has ignored a petition signed by over 10,000 people asking that the independent Committee on Climate Change gives advice to councils on how to cut climate gas emissions.

Stop Hinkley C nuclear plant

Roulette wheel with nuclear symbols

The government wants to gamble our future on nuclear. Image: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

Hinkley Point on the Somerset coast near Bridgewater is the site of two existing nuclear power stations. It is just 16 miles across the Severn Estuary from Cardiff.

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