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Press release: EU Carbon Market Reform needed to improve efficiency

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:22
The Government is backing stronger reforms to make the EU Emissions Trading System work more efficiently and stimulate investment in low-carbon technologies, it has been announced today.

News story: Statement on the fire at Didcot B power station

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:55
Statement by the Secretary of State, Edward Davey on the fire at Didcot B power station.

Statement to Parliament: Informal Energy and Environment Council

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Edward Davey statement on discussions at the Informal Energy and Environment Council in Milan on 6 October.

Government response: Response to the Express article 15 October 2014

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:05
A response to the Express article published on 15 October, "Electric bills to soar by £1000".

Speech: Address to the Green Growth Summit

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:21
Edward Davey's address to the Green Growth Summit, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Speech: Utility Week 2nd Annual Congress

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:33
Speech by Amber Rudd to the Utility Week 2nd annual congress.

Speech: Solar Energy UK

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:32
Speech by Amber Rudd to Solar Energy UK, the UK solar industry's expo event.

Press release: UK-Norway electricity interconnection moves closer

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:28
The Norwegian Government has today granted a licence for the longest sub-sea electricity interconnector in the world, to be built between the UK and Norway.

Speech: Energy Technology Showcase

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:57
Speech given by Energy Minister Matthew Hancock at the British Embassy Energy Technology Showcase in Japan.

Press release: Multi-million pound fund to get hydrogen cars moving

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:37
The arrival of hydrogen cars on UK roads is a step closer as the Business Minister Matthew Hancock announced up to £11 million of funding.

Press release: State aid approval for Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:01
First new nuclear power station in a generation has moved an important step closer.

Speech: Matthew Hancock speech to the Innovation of Cool Earth Forum

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:27
Energy Minister Matthew Hancock's speech to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's (METI) Innovation of Cool Earth Forum in Japan.

Government response: Response to Daily Mail article on biomass at Drax

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:23
DECC rebuttal of the Daily Mail article on biomass at Drax.

Press release: An additional £100 million for household energy efficiency

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:00
More people will be able to enjoy warmer homes and more control of their energy bills as a result of an additional £100 million announced today for household energy efficiency.

Press release: Huge interest in first ever energy capacity market auction

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:53
Over 500 separate applications received, ensuring a competitive auction and securing future electricity supplies at the lowest possible cost to billpayers.

Press release: £9.4 million to boost low carbon heating

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:00
More homes and businesses could soon be heated by a range of low carbon technologies, such as heat pumps, energy from waste, recovered industrial heat or heat taken from landfill.

Press release: Warmer homes: government doubles number of pensioners receiving energy bill discount

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:16
An extra 200,000 pensioners will get money off their energy bills this winter, as the Warm Home Discount scheme expands for the fourth year.

Press release: DECC appoints new chief scientific advisor

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:00
Professor John Loughhead OBE FREng FTSE has been appointed DECC’s Chief Scientific Advisor.

Press release: £300 million budget to launch UK auctions for renewables

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:01
Renewable electricity projects will compete for £300 million in support this autumn – an increase of £95 million from the indicative budget published in July.

News story: Further market surveillance success from the NMO Enforcement team

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:12
The latest work on incorrect energy labels, focusing on freezers, has resulted in a successful outcome for the National Measurement Office.