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Britain is seeking to replace its ageing fossil-fuelled plants with cleaner alternatives, including solar power

Ministers feel the heat over solar energy cuts

The slashing of the feed-in tariff for solar power has been ruled unlawful; today MPs claim the plans could be 'fatal' to the industry

Court blow to solar power subsidy cut

Government plans to slash solar power subsidies were dealt a blow yesterday, after a High Court judge ordered an urgent hearing into the move.

Letters: Our world is on the brink of disaster

The discovery of vast fountains of methane spewing into the atmosphere (report, 13 December), terrifying though this revelation is, merely represents the latest in a series of climate-change phenomena whose speed of development has been dangerously understated by mainstream climate policy analysts.

Carillion jobs at risk over solar funding cut

Services company Carillion has warned 4,500 staff that their jobs are at risk following plans to halve subsidies on solar power.

Wind farms a disgrace, says Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh condemned on-shore wind farms as "a disgrace" and accused those who support them of believing in a "fairytale".

Offshore wind farms to get more cash

Offshore wind farms are set to receive more subsidies than previously planned in the next few years under proposals from the Government today.

Britain's solar sector hit by cut in Government support

Britain's solar sector is reeling from an overhaul of the Government incentives offered to those installing the technology, the head of the industry's trade association warned yesterday.

Scottish Power set to create 1,500 jobs

Energy giant Scottish Power is to create 1,500 jobs in Scotland as it upgrades its electricity network over the next 10 years.

Drax calls for biomass subsidies

Britain's biggest coal-fired power plant – and thus one of the country's environmental headaches – could be transformed into a crucial renewable energy resource, its operator said yesterday, but only if government subsidies for such plants are increased.

Chris Huhne to unveil turbine drive

More than 2,500 wind turbines will be installed around the coast over the next nine years under plans to be set out today by the Government.

UK's biggest solar farm comes online – but will it be the last?

The forecast for Cornwall is patchy: clouds, showers, even rain.

Ofgem hands British Gas £1m fine

British Gas has been fined £1m after it miscalculated how much of the electricity that it supplies to its business customers had come from renewable sources.

Government subsidy cut prompts solar outrage

Campaigners said the Government was 'crippling' the solar industry just as other nations were focusing on it

David Prosser: Britain's solar industry feels the cold chill of government rejection

Outlook The announcement of new and, for the most part, substantially lower feed-in tariffs for solar-power projects will come to be seen as another black mark on the Coalition Government's record on climate change – and a huge missed opportunity.

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