27 Oct '11, 1pm

Greg Barker’s Speech for Solar Power UK: 27 October 2011 Check Against

Greg Barker’s Speech for Solar Power UK 27 October 2011 Check Against Delivery SCENE SETTING Five years ago I wrote Power to the People. A pamphlet urging a radical shift to a far more decentralised local energy economy. A shift away from the dominance of a few energy giants towards a diverse, innovation rich energy sector. A new vision of energy generation that empowers homes, businesses and communities. Since then, all that I have seen and all that I have learned, first as an Opposition spokesman and now as a Minister in Government, has reinforced my strongly held belief that the successful energy models of the 21st Century will be far more decentralised, local and flexible. Decentralised energy drives innovation. Decentralised energy fosters a wide range of low carbon technologies. Successful decentralised energy economies promote choice and competition. Power to the pe...

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"I haven't come here to kill the tariff scheme"...

businessgreen.com 27 Oct '11, 3pm

Greg seems to have missed some stuff from his record, such as:- 1 - Immediately cut the last year of the low carbon buildi...

Barker: Boom and bust for solar must be avoided...

decc.gov.uk 31 Oct '11, 11am

a new energy efficiency requirement that would mean from 1 April 2012 a property would have to reach a certain level of en...

The rise of solar power in homes – a deeper look

altenergymag.com 27 Oct '11, 4pm

Q: Why is solar the best option for homeowners? A: Solar is one of the only things that will for certain add value to a ho...

Chris Huhne's speech to Renewable UK,

decc.gov.uk 26 Oct '11, 9am

Chris Huhne's speech to the Renewable UK Conference 26 October 2011 Check against delivery I’m delighted to be here today,...

Alpha Energy Introduces Optimum Power Solutions at Solar Power International 2011

Alpha Energy Introduces Optimum Power Solutions...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Oct '11, 4pm

Alpha Energy, a member of worldwide power systems provider, The Alpha Group, will display its new Optimum Power Solutions ...

Solar power + super batteries = Reliable energy for the future?

Solar power + super batteries = Reliable energy...

greenbang.com 27 Oct '11, 8pm

CAES appears to be a good option for longer-term energy storage that can “save up” solar power for hours, days, weeks or l...

Power the economy and grid with local solar pow...

grist.org 30 Oct '11, 12pm

John Farrell is an Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) senior researcher specializing in energy policy developments t...

Neo Solar Power shipments increase in 3Q11

digitimes.com 27 Oct '11, 9am

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power announced third-quarter revenues of NT$5.17 billion (US$171.72 million). Des...

In case you missed it: an excellent article on ...

businessgreen.com 28 Oct '11, 1pm

You could not make it up. In a development that reads like a plot from The Thick of It , the Energy Saving Trust inadverte...

Solar subsidy to drop from 43p to 21p per unit ...

decc.gov.uk 31 Oct '11, 11am

Today I am publishing a consultation paper on proposed changes to Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) for solar photovoltaics (PV). The...

Feed-in tariff cuts threaten to 'kill interest ...

businessgreen.com 27 Oct '11, 12pm

Anticipated cuts to feed-in tariffs of around 50 per cent will "kill interest in solar PV", restricting the market to smal...

La Senza UK Spree(OPEN)

sgflea.livejournal.com 30 Oct '11, 3am

La Senza UK having sales.Up to 50% off selected bras Closing Tonight, 30th Oct. FbLink : community.livejournal.com/spreeho...

The Power of.. Solar Power (Infographic)

cleantechnica.com 26 Oct '11, 6pm

, solargaines, provided me with this interesting solar power infographic yesterday. Definitely thought is was worth sharin...

UK Government May Get Sued over Solar Power Subsidy Change

UK Government May Get Sued over Solar Power Sub...

cleantechnica.com 07 Nov '11, 10am

“Such deep cuts would kill the UK solar industry stone dead,” said Howard Johns, of the solar industry’s Cut Don’t Kill ca...