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NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Jan 8, 2019

New Era for solar and decentralised energy as Export Tariff proposals are announced

This morning the Government released their Future for small-scale low-carbon generation: A consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee. Proposals in the consultation include compensation for small-scale generators for the value of their exported electricity, a new framework which allows the market to develop and increasing the role of small-scale generators in a smarter energy system through the use of smart meters and time of use tariffs. The REA campaigned for the introduction of a market based solution such as this in their response to the Call for Evidence on Support for Small Scale Power last year.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 29, 2018

Concern over lack of support for renewable energy industry in Autumn Budget

The Autumn Budget is a missed opportunity for the Government to show their support to the renewable energy deployment and clean growth.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 23, 2018

UK goes without coal for a record breaking two months

The UK has run for more than 1600 hours without coal power so far in 2018.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 19, 2018

BEIS Committee EV report rightly calls for focus on deployment

Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee releases their report ‘Electric vehicles: driving the transition’

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 16, 2018

REA announces partnership with ITT Hub event in 2020

Renewable Energy Association joins the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership in backing ITT Hub 2020 event.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 12, 2018

WHA Calls for Stronger Enforcement of Smoke Control Laws and Raising Public Awareness to Address Air

The WHA welcomes the Governments focus on addressing genuine air quality concerns arising from the domestic burning of solid Fuels and wood, however, believe proposals will only improve air quality if they focus on stronger enforcement of the existing rules and better public education, especially in urban areas. The Smoke Control Act already provides powers to Local Authorities and Government to ban the use of these polluting technologies in Smoke Control Areas.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 12, 2018

Government announces reduction in Plug-In-Car Grant

The Government have announced their plans to change the current structure of their Plug-In-Car Grant in line with the increased uptake of electric vehicles. The new structure will see the grant rate for Category 1 vehicles reduced from £4,500 to £3,500 with Category 2 and 3 vehicles no longer eligible for the grant.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Sep 27, 2018

Record electricity generation for renewables as coal hits record low

Government data, released today in the quarterly publication ‘Energy Trends’, revealed that renewables share of electricity generation reached a record high of 31.7% in the second quarter of 2018. As renewable electricity’s share of generation increased, coal’s share hit a record low of 1.6%.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Sep 26, 2018

REA comments on the Co-op’s ban on single-use plastic bags in over 1000 stores

The REA welcomes the Co-op’s decision to replace single-use plastic bags with ‘compostable bags’. This is part of their ethical strategy due to launch this week that also includes promises such as introducing easily recyclable own-brand packaging by 2021. The scheme will initially be introduced to the almost 1400 stores which are based in areas where Local Authorities accept the ‘compostable bags’ as part of their food waste recycling. As the compostable bags can be used as kitchen caddies and food bin liners, the introduction of the scheme is expected to result in a significant reduction in the amount of plastic going to composting facilities.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Sep 26, 2018

 REA comments on Labour conference commitment towards renewables

The REA comments on the need for continued Governmental support in order to reach climate targets and progress renewable energy use.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Sep 19, 2018

Updated standard to improve quality of compost

The quality of independently certified compost is set to improve. The quality standard ‘PAS 100’ has been revised in order to introduce more quality controls to the composting process and an improved composting management system. Farmers, food producers, growing media manufacturers, retailers, and consumers of certified compost can now have even more confidence in the quality of the compost that they use.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Sep 17, 2018

Juliet Davenport, Good Energy CEO joins REA Board

Juliet Davenport voted on to the governance board of the UK’s largest renewables trade association.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Aug 31, 2018

Government further undermines biomass power