The U.K. said 1,612 “Green Deals” were agreed in 2013, missing Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker’s goal to get 10,000 of the household energy- efficiency finance programs organized.
Cloudy Britain is emerging as Europe’s hottest market to build solar parks.
U.K. measures to reduce consumer utility bills will also put “rocket boosters” onto a program to improve the energy efficiency of homes, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said today in an interview.
Energy Minister Greg Barker said the U.K. can multiply its capacity to produce solar power eight-fold by 2020 in an effort to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
London should be the clearinghouse as private investors provide at least half the funding needed to fight global warming in developing nations, U.K. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said.
U.K. Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker said he’s seeking 22 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic power installations in Britain by 2020.
The U.K. will seek the public’s opinion on measures to cut energy demand before the end of the year as part of a program to curb fossil fuel use.
The U.K. may bring in sustainability criteria to prevent “inappropriate” solar parks from receiving subsidies if tougher planning guidelines don’t work, Energy Minister Greg Barker said.
Solar panel makers need to bring down prices so that communities can build bigger sun-powered projects, U.K. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said, six days after proposing cuts in incentives.
The U.K. has the potential for 22 gigawatts of solar installations by 2020, assuming the costs of the technology keeps falling, said Energy Minister Greg Barker.
"I want local planning authorities to be much bolder in refusing inappropriate solar developments."
- Greg Barker on Oct 08, 2013