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Press release: World-leading auctions to provide major green electricity boost

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 07:00
World-leading competitive auctions have led to contracts being offered to 27 renewable electricity projects, which together could power 1.4m homes, comparable to the number of households in Wales.

Press release: Government invests £25 million in game-changing green technologies

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 17:10
Forty new technologies have won funding through the first round of Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst.

Press release: New North Sea regulator issues urgent call to action

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:15
Responding to the Secretary of State’s commission to assess the impact of the sharp decline in global oil prices on the UK oil and gas industry, Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) Chief Executive, Dr Andy Samuel today published his initial findings and issued an urgent call to action for industry, Government and the regulator.

News story: Joint Ministerial Statement on EU Emissions Trading System reform

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:57
Nine EU ministers, including Edward Davey, have signed a letter calling for reform to the EU Emissions Trading System.

News story: #BackClimateAction image competition

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 15:45
This is your opportunity to use photography to tell your climate change story.

Press release: Hundreds of jobs could be created in Yorkshire and Humberside by a major wind farm

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:52
An offshore wind project has today been given the go ahead that is expected to support up to 900 green jobs in Yorkshire and Humberside

Press release: Switch to save - £2.7 billion up for grabs by switching energy supplier

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 00:15
By shopping around and taking advantage of the best energy deals on the market, millions of people can save around £200 - and some can save even more.

News story: Nicola Hodson appointed to Gas and Electricity Markets Authority

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:27
Nicola Hodson has been appointed to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) for 5 years, DECC today confirmed.

News story: Infrastructure Act will get Britain building

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 13:34
Infrastructure Act becomes law.

Speech: Keynote speech at Cleantech Innovate London showcase event

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:22
Amber Rudd keynote speech at Cleantech Innovate London showcase event.

News story: GDHIF release 1 vouchers to be extended to 31 March 2015

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:56
DECC is extending vouchers from the first release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) until Tuesday 31 March 2015.

Press release: Environment Agency grants shale gas permit for Roseacre Wood

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:17
Environment Agency grants Cuadrilla environmental permits for shale gas exploration. Strong environmental standards are in place.

Press release: Renters and landlords to enjoy warmer properties and cheaper bills

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:46
Up to 1 million tenants renting from a private landlord can look forward to warmer homes that cost less to heat, under new government plans.

News story: Organisations benefit from UK’s first ever auction to reduce demand on electricity

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:09
Organisations up and down the country have been awarded a total of £1.28m for capacity totalling 5,589kW as part of the UK’s first ever auction to reduce demand for electricity at peak times.

News story: Find out how renewable heating could help you have a warmer home

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 16:48
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) team will be attending a series of roadshows to explain how renewable heat could be the smarter way to heat your home.

News story: UK’s first ever auction to reduce demand on electricity takes place today

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:00
The UK’s first ever Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) auction is taking place today.

News story: 2 million families and pensioners to get money off energy bills

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:40
2 million low-income and vulnerable households will get £140 off their energy bills, thanks to the Warm Home Discount scheme.

News story: Energy trends and prices statistical release: 29 January 2015

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:30
The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 29 January 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Speech: Energy storage innovation showcase

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 15:54
Amber Rudd address to the electricity storage network annual conference to highlight the benefits of low carbon innovation to UK energy security and the level of UK involvement in the expanding & global energy storage industry.

Speech: The Prospects for Paris

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:03
Edward Davey speech on the prospects for a global deal at the UNFCC climate conference in Paris, December 2015.