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

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.

Government subsidy cut pulls plug on solar panels

Homeowners who decide to save money by generating their own renewable energy for the National Grid are to lose almost half their Government subsidy, prematurely published documents suggested yesterday.

Solar power subsidies face reform

All homes which install solar electricity panels must meet minimum energy efficiency standards in order to benefit from subsidies, the Government said 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.

China moves in on Western solar power industries

China is emerging as the dominant force in the manufacture of solar panels in a world desperate for renewable sources of energy, as collapsing prices and disillusion over government subsidies has hobbled US efforts to take a lead in the development of the new industry.

You can take the slow lane all the way down this river

The busy Canal du Midi isn't the only place to take a river cruise. Sarah Donnelly boards a solar-powered boat for a new tour of the Lot

Jupiter mission blasts off

Nasa has launched a solar-powered spacecraft on a five-year mission to Jupiter.

Thames Water to be solar power giant

A water company is aiming to become Britain's biggest producer and industrial user of solar power.

Leading article: Fringe benefits of the God particle

Recent experiments using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, near Geneva, hold out the hope that the Higgs boson (nicknamed "the God Particle") may soon be discovered. Proof of its existence would confirm the Standard Model of elementary particles. This would be a Nobel-worthy triumph for physicists, but, at a cost of billions, might seem to the rest of us a rarified and pointless endeavour. It is true there would be no instant practical benefit, but it is worth recalling that since 1900 research into the nature of the atom has created or assisted in the development of television, lasers, electronics, solar power, nuclear energy, radiotherapy, MRI and PET scanners, and the World Wide Web.

Solar panels: A bright spot in energy gloom

Home renewables are an attractive prospect, but as with any new industry you need to watch out for the cowboys. Chiara Cavaglieri reports

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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