June 2016

Fossil fuel still subsidies up to 4 times renewable energy

A frequent criticism of renewable energy is the amount of Government subsidy it attracts. Hard-earned tax-payers money is used to fund Feed-in-Tariffs for solar panels, pay land-owners for Wind energy and other forms of renewable energy infrastructure. Isn’t it terrible shout the sceptics, by now, renewable energy should be self-funding and succeed or fail by the strict rules of the free market. In practice energy is too crucial to modern

Gobal investment in renewables

While we in the UK are struggling with the economics of buying French state owned nuclear technology run by Chinese state owned contractors, the rest of the word is seeing huge growth in renewables with record worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydropower in 2015. Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 – the largest annual increase ever and as much