The UK has fallen behind Morocco to become the 14th most attractive country for renewable energy investment, according to top accountancy firm EY – who blame the EU referendum result and Tory energy policies for the decline. Commenting, SNP MSP Gillian Martin (Aberdeenshire East), said: “This is just the latest evidence that the Tories’ hard-headed and ideological opposition to green energy is undermining an industry with huge potential in Scotland – and Theresa May’s determination to pursue a hard-right Tory Brexit is making things worse.
Scottish Energy News 27th Oct 2016 read more »
Renewable energy capacity is growing more rapidly than expected, says the International Energy Agency (IEA), overtaking coal for the first time. The IEA also says it has “significantly increased” its forecasts for the growth of renewable capacity over the next five years. Yet its forecasts continue to show future growth slowing down. Carbon Brief looks at the latest IEA renewable forecasts and how they have changed.
Carbon Brief 26th Oct 2016 read more »