This is very disappointing but not unexpected news. Climate change and the transitions to renewable energy has clearly not been a priority for this Conservative government since they took office and with all eyes on Brexit negotiations it is difficult to see where the next boost for renewables in the UK will come from. It also raises the question that with the UK withdrawing from its membership of the EU, what will our targets for renewable energy deployment look like in the future and how will these be shaped?

We have seen first hand at Hyperion the effect of the slowdown in renewable energy deployment in the UK. Currently around 80% of our work is with clients in Europe and further afield. Having said this we do love to support the UK market and now is a critical time to make sure companies have the most talented individuals to drive the growth of renewables.