Hundreds of jobs are under threat across the West Country after the Government announced it wants to cut the amount of money householders are paid for the electricity their solar panels generate.
Industry bosses warn the region's renewable energy sector is at risk by a proposal to slash the price from 12.5 pence per kilowatt hour to just 1.6 pence.
A new energy plant has been opened in Exeter today. The facility will deal with 60,000 tonnes of residual waste from the city and surrounding area every year, transforming it into power.
A fuel discount which already exists on the Isles of Scilly could be extended to rural parts of North Devon.
Currently the scheme gives motorists 5 pence off every litre to offset the higher cost of transporting the fuel.
However extending it requires EU approval.
A scheme to tap into the energy beneath our feet is being looked at by a new working party in Parliament. The 'hot rocks' project has been set up to promote ways of extracting natural heat from Cornwall's granite.
But a company, which has won planning permission for two test bore holes next to the Eden project, is struggling to raise the money. Our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports.
A new drive has been launched at Westminster to promote heat and energy from Cornwall's "hot rocks".Read the full story ›
A new fuel buying scheme to help Cornish households save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills has been launched today.Read the full story ›
A scheme is starting today in Cornwall that could save people and businesses hundreds of pounds on their fuel bills.
The Secretary of State for Energy, Ed Davey, will launch "Cornwall Together" at the Eden Project this afternoon. It plans to bring people across the county together to negotiate cheaper gas and electricity bills. It's hoped that more than 20,000 residents will be able to get reductions of 10 to 15%
Plans for a massive wind farm off the North Devon coast go out to consultation today. The company behind the Atlantic Array project wants to install up to 278 turbines. That's fewer than originally planned, following an earlier consultation.
A series of public exhibitions will be taking place. If permission is granted it could go live in 2016, providing electricity for the equivalent of 1.1 million homes.
Almost 28,000 solar panels are to be installed on a Devon farm as part of the UK's largest solar project. TGC Renewables has secured planning approval for the project, which will provide a regular supply of electricity to the national grid.
The PV panels at the farm at South Brent, South Devon, will create enough electricity to power 2,500 homes. The 8MW project will provide the farm with a guaranteed rental income over the next 25 years. The panels will be installed over five fields on a site of 15.4 hectares.
Campaigners are walking up a Somerset peak today to raise awareness of plans to install huge pylons across the county’s countryside.Read the full story ›