Our Green Energy awards saw record numbers of nominations and our House of Commons Reception was packed out with companies, decision makers and investors.

It has also been an important year for the new Regen. With our partners in the public and private sector we launched pioneering new initiatives including the South West Marine Energy Park and Ready for Retrofit. Our membership saw strong growth reaching the 250 member milestone. Other parts of the UK, including the Welsh Government and Invest Northern Ireland, have been beating a path to our door to learn from what the south west has created.

However, as the renewables sector develops to become a key player in the energy market this brings greater scrutiny from the Treasury and public alike. Energy policy has become a political football within the coalition - leading to policy uncertainty and a challenging market for investment.


Published: October 2012