Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Solar subsidy cuts slash 12,000 jobs

A third of solar jobs have likely been lost in the UK, found the report by PwC for the Solar Trade Association (STA), based on a survey of 238 companies, around 10% of the industry. More than 12,000 solar power jobs have been lost in the past year because of government subsidy cuts, according to the…

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Hinkley Point C – What’s the deal?

Sign today The much-delayed construction of two reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset is expected to be given the go-ahead by the board of the French energy giant at a meeting in Paris on This afternoon afternoon, despite the opposition of unions. The decision will pave the way for Greg Clark, the new business and energy…

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Are Drax barking mad?

A report in the Telegraph today reports that Drax is optimistic that tight UK power supplies this winter will raise electricity prices, after low prices led to a slump in profits in the first half of the year. Britain’s biggest power plant, which is in the process of converting from burning coal to biomass wood…

Wood Fuel Magazine 2016