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Press release: New offshore oil and gas exploration licences awarded

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:33
Oil and gas exploration on the UK Continental Shelf received a welcome boost today when the Oil and Gas Authority – the UK oil and gas regulator – announced the remaining winners from the 28th Offshore Licensing Round.

News story: Combatting climate change: a vital safety net for families and businesses

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:42
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd sets out why action on climate change matters to households and the economy.

Speech: Secretary of State speech on Climate Change

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:42
Secretary of State Amber Rudd's speech to the Aviva conference, ‘Climate Change: The Financial Implications'.

Press release: Green Deal Finance Company funding to end

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 14:29
In light of low take-up and concerns about industry standards there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company, in a move to protect taxpayers.

News story: Two new gas power stations given green light

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:30
Two new power plants have been granted planning consent as the Government continues to attract investment in new energy infrastructure.

Statement to Parliament: Levy Control Framework cost controls

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:18
Written Ministerial Statement to the Lords on the Levy Control Framework.

Press release: Controlling the cost of renewable energy

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:00
Renewable energy subsidies revised to ensure consumers are protected from higher energy bills.

News story: Preesall underground gas storage facility receives planning consent

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:30
The Energy Minister Lord Bourne today granted planning consent for the Preesall Underground Gas Storage Facility project.

News story: Government defines Protected Areas for shale developments

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:42
Areas to be excluded from underground fracking activities have been set out by the Government today, through draft regulations that define the protected areas in which fracking will be prohibited.

News story: National Grid winter outlook report

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:53
National Grid have published their winter outlook report.

News story: Energy Bill to support energy security

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:45
Energy Bill to back investment and support jobs in North Sea oil and gas.

News story: Green Growth Group Statement: EU ETS Phase IV

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 14:27
Green Growth Group Ministers issued the following joint statement on 9 July 2015.

Government response: Secretary of State response to the CMA's provisional findings

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:43
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published provisional findings from its investigation into the energy market.

Statement to Parliament: Renewable Heat Incentive: Amendement regulations 2015

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:51
Written Ministerial Statement on RHI amendment regulations by Lord Bourne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Speech: Andrea Leadsom’s Speech to the Nuclear Industry Association

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:06
Minister of State Andrea Leadsom's speech at the Nuclear Industry Association conference.

News story: Smart Energy GB Chair completes term

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 18:19
After two years at the helm of Smart Energy GB, Baroness McDonagh has completed her term as Chair of the organisation.

News story: DECC sets out its Capacity Market parameters for 2019/20 auction

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 09:07
DECC sets out its Capacity Market parameters for 2019/20 auction.

Speech: Association of Decentralised Energy speech

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:11
Speech by Lord Bourne at the Association of Decentralised Energy President's reception

News story: UK energy statistics: statistical press release - June 2015

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:30
Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices published.

News story: Energy trends and prices statistical release: 25 June 2015

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:30
The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 25 June 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.