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A rumoured plan from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to dramatically restrict solar panels on farmland in the UK will not help food security – which is threatened far more by climate change – let alone energy security, and is at odds with the Government’s Net Zero Strategy. The UK should be seeking to invest and innovate in ‘Agri-PV’ schemes instead, writes Leo Mercer. Read more

A significant share of German municipalities have amended their building codes to restrict solar installations, often to preserve the historical nature of towns. These restrictions have an economically important impact on solar adoption. These restrictions should be reviewed to see whether they are still warranted today and in the future, as technology evolves. Read more

This contribution to the European Mortgage Foundation’s report HYPOSTAT 2022: A Review of Europe’s Mortgage and Housing Markets presents data and evidence on the need for steadfast policy action to foster the transition to a low-carbon economy to meet agreed climate change targets within relevant timeframes. Read more

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