In the spotlight

Selected recent news stories from WolfeWare and the utility-scale solar and renewables sectors

Energy & Climate Change Select Committee 10 Jun 2013 (during a break)

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News in reverse date order:





25 Apr 2016

"Embarrassingly successful: an obituary for the UK's Feed-in Tariffs"; Opinion editorial published bu Business Green

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01 Jan 2016

Philip Wolfe awarded MBE in New Year's Honours for 'services to renewable energy and the energy sector'

Coverage in Cooperative News here


Apr to Nov 2015

Series of three articles on the growth of utility-scale solar power generation for Renewable Energy World

Links to articles here

Apr 2015 onwards

Regular articles on utility-sacle solar for SeeNews Renewables

Some articles linked here


29 Jan 2014

"Community Energy Strategy: A ‘Second Way’ For The UK’s Energy Market"  in think tank ResPublica's blog reflects on the UK's Community Energy Strategy

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26 Jan 2014

Government's Community Energy Strategy (published on 27th) reviewed with response by Philip Wolfe

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23 Jan 2014

Wiki-Solar reports provisional 2013 figures for golabl utility-scale solar; another record year - total rises over 21 GW

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13 Sep 2013

Guardian reports that community-owned projects could play a major role in the UK's renewable energy strategy quoting roundtable of experts including Philip Wolfe

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08 Aug 2013

Energy and Climate Change Select Committee publish Local Energy report, quoting Philip Wolfe and endorsing his proposals

Committee report

03 Jul 2013

DECC accepts recommendation from 10 Jun evidence (see below); will increase FITs ceiling for community projects

24 Jun 2013

Westmill Solar wins prestigious Sustainable Energy award from European Commission

Press coverage

Westmill release

18 Jun 2013

UK is best utility-scale solar market in Europe. See presentation by WolfeWare at conference in Munich

Wiki-Solar release

10 Jun 2013

Oral evidence on community energy to Energy and Climate Change Select Committee in House of Commons by Philip Wolfe; recommends increase in FITs ceiling

Oral evidence transcript

Written evidence

25 Apr 2013

Conference on Large Scale Solar in Truro. Prsentation on financing & community projects by Ian Dixon & Philip Wolfe

YouTube clip and presentation

15 Apr 2013

Renewable Energy World publish article "The rise and rise of utility-scale solar"

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March 2013

Book on "Sustainable Energy Options for Business" published by Dō Sustainability

13 Feb 2013

Financing innovation; local authority pension fund issues bond to Westmill Solar Co-operative

LCCPF release


31 Oct 2012

Westmill Solar becomes world's largest community-owned solar power plant after over-subscribed share launch

Press coverage

22 Oct 2012

First book on utility-scale solar, "Solar Photovoltaic Projects in the mainstream power market" published by Routledge

16 Jul 2012

Renewable Energy Association creates Special Award for Philip Wolfe

YouTube clip