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Solar Industry CEOs Launch Global Solar Council

Representatives of leading international companies in the solar photovoltaic industry today announced the founding of the Global Solar Council, a CEO-level industry coalition whose aim is to expand the global deployment of solar energy in a sustainable and cost-competitive way.

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Reminder of changes to Feed-in Tariffs from 1 April

DECC is introducing a range of changes to the FITs scheme to come into effect on 1 April 2012 following a consultation at the end of last year.  The changes will help ensure that current tariff levels for solar PV are more closely matched to installation costs, and that solar PV is considered as part of a whole-house approach to saving energy and carbon.

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Environmental Technology Students Take Advantage of SELECT’s Industry-leading Courses

SELECT, the authoritative trade body for the electrotechnical industry inScotland, is once again illustrating its commitment to the renewable energy revolution by creating tailored courses focusing on the latest developments in the industry.

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REA Welcomes DECC’s Ambition, But Expresses Concerns About The Details

REA Chief Executive Gaynor Hartnell gives an initial response to the Feed-in Tariff Consultation

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Improvements to the Feed-in Tariffs scheme

The Government has announced plans to ensure the future of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme to make it more predictable. Transparency, longevity and certainty are at the heart of the new improved scheme.

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NAPIT Hire Provides for Solar PV Installers

As part of their comprehensive range of products and services, NAPIT Hire now provides equipment specifically suitable for the Solar PV installation sector, including the guaranteed provision of scaffolding towers which, with the recent increase in market activity, has seen unprecedented uptake from installers.  

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Government Plans Damaging Appeal Against High Court Ruling

The Government will appeal against a ruling that its cuts to solar power are illegal, Energy Minister Greg Barker confirmed yesterday. Friends of the Earth believes an appeal would be a waste of taxpayers' money.

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Friends of the Earth Win Solar Legal Challenge

Friends of the Earth has won its legal challenge against the Government in High Court. Along with two solar companies we took the Government to court over their plans to slash support for solar energy.

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Renewables Dragons Den: Call for entries now open

We are seeking innovative presentations on the future of renewable energy generation from companies, universities and research institutes etc. Following the success of the 'Dragons Den' sessions at nextgen 2011 in October, the Renewable Energy Association (REA), Nextgen Media Ltd and BDO are joining forces to launch the Renewables Dragons Den.

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ECA Launches Renewable and Microgeneration E-Forum for M&E Contractors

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has launched an e-forum for mechanical and electrical contractors who want to keep up to date and share their questions and expertise in the area of microgeneration and renewables.

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