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Preferential taxes on large French electricity consumers may not comply with EU state aid rules, says European Commission

Preferential taxes which the French government imposes on large energy consumers in France are to be investigated by the European Commission, amid concerns that they breach European Union state aid rules. 02 Apr 2014

Proposed 'offtaker of last resort' mechanism would apply to all renewable generation technologies, Government says

The Government has set out the details of its proposed 'offtaker of last resort' (OLR) mechanism, which would provide independent renewable electricity generation projects with a guaranteed 'backstop' route to market for their power. 13 Feb 2014

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Renewables rent negotiations must take account of funding changes or more sites will be lost, says expert

OPINION: Good, viable onshore wind farm sites will be lost unless developers make sure that surveyors negotiating deals for them understand recent changes in renewable energy funding.  31 Jan 2014

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