Political meddling is damaging UK's low-carbon energy sector, CBI warns
Short-term thinking is distorting the debate on the UK’s energy future, risking investment and opportunity, a conference of business leaders and politicians will be told today.
Report urges cities to play a key role in Britain's green energy drive
Cities and local authorities can provide an alternative to the big six and create a cleaner, smarter, more competitive and affordable energy system, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR.
UK calls for bold and major reforms to EU Emission Trading Scheme
The UK is calling for major reforms to improve the emissions “cap and trade” system put in place by the European Union since 2005 to tackle climate change.
Met Office issues heatwave health alert across parts of England
Health officials have urged the public to take extra care following a Met Office heatwave alert for several areas around England.
Tidal lagoons could generate enough renewable energy to power 8 million homes
The construction of a network of planned lagoons could contribute a total of £27 billion to the UK economy and generate enough renewable energy to power 8 million homes, according to new research.
Port of Tilbury to become major recycling hub in South East of UK
Suez Environment subsidiary, SITA UK, and Forth Ports Limited, one of the UK’s largest port groups, have today announced a long-term partnership that will see the creation of a major recycling and resource management h
Government gives consent for wind farm off the Sussex coast
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has given Government consent for the Rampion offshore wind farm to be built off the coast of Sussex.
Green Deal cashback scheme to close next week as initial funding runs dry
The first wave of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has less than a week of allocated cash remaining before the initial pot of £50 million runs dry.
New Energy Ministers named in Prime Minister's Cabinet shake-up
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the replacement Ministers that are to fill the jobs of the outgoing Greg Barker and Michael Fallon at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
UK to fall short on carbon reduction targets, Govt's climate panel warns
The Government’s independent climate change watchdog has warned that the UK is likely to fall short of emission reducing targets because of a lack of strength in key policies.
Greg Barker quits as Energy Minister as Paterson sacked as Environment Secretary
Greg Barker has quit his position as Energy Minister as the Prime Minister completes the reshuffle of his Government Cabinet, which includes the sacking of Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.
Patrol car recycling scheme saves Police chiefs £2m in vehicle costs
Going green when it comes to vehicle parts has saved 40 Police Forces in the UK more than £2 million since the introduction of a pioneering scheme in 2010.
Rural communities get cash boost for renewable energy projects
Thirty local renewable energy projects across England are celebrating being the first recipients of the Government’s Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) this year, with over £500,000 assigned to help develop bespoke pr
Scotland delivers £2.2 million to cut costs for offshore wind sector
A project to cut the cost of offshore wind by at least 10% is being awarded £2.2 million by the Scottish Government.
National Grid urged to revise "out of date" solar power figures
The Solar Trade Association is calling for the National Grid to look again at its predictions for solar power in coming decades.