The British government slashed its payback scheme for feeding electricity back into the grid by 65 percent in late 2015 (the original plan was to cut it by 87 percent). Solar advocates are now criticising a proposed tax change for commercial rooftop solar installations. It would affect hospitals, schools and small businesses, increasing their taxes by six or eight times.
Astonishingly a record 50 percent of the UK’s electricity was generated from renewables and other law carbon energy sources in the third quarter of 2016. According to the UK government, the growth in green energy can be attributed, at least in part, to “improved weather conditions” across the UK, including higher wind speeds, increased rainfall and longer stretches of sunlight (though I don’t remember that last one happening).
Still, the UK seems to be moving in the right direction. Two of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, near Cumbria and Grimsby, are also in the works.
Growing economies like Africa and rest of the world can easily emulate the example of UK and America , Who have seen the green energy growth by a massive 12%.
While all this is good musice to our ears, let us also not forget that there is more we could do to improve the quality of green energy economics which is here to stay. One being the implementation of unified laws across the Isle and indeed expand internationally.
The rise in green energy production was mirrored by a drop off in coal production, as the UK government seeks to abandon the source entirely by 2025. The shift is important if the UK is to meet its 2020 renewable energy targets. Ministers on the Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) warned the government in September that it’s likely to miss its goal “without major policy improvements.”