Scottish Islands could help UK achieve renewable energy targets
(Wed 15 May 2013 17:20)
The Scottish Islands could make a “significant contribution” to the UK's 2020 renewable energy targets, according to a joint report by the UK and Scottish Governments.
Energy Minister reveals more than 300 UK fracking sites given green light
(Wed 15 May 2013 16:58)
More than 300 licences have been granted for onshore fracking sites, Energy Minister Michael Fallon revealed today - as he called on industry to accelerate plans for shale gas exploration.
European energy sector faces £1 trillion investment blackhole
(Thu 02 May 2013 14:32)
More of the funds held by institutional investors would be invested in energy projects if there was a clear EU policy about how to deliver secure, affordable and low carbon energy, says the House of Lords EU Sub-Committe
Firms achieve 99% of Government energy efficiency targets
(Wed 01 May 2013 11:54)
Energy companies have successfully achieved over 99% of their energy efficiency targets according to a report published today by Ofgem.
Wales announces plans for first full-scale tidal energy generator
(Wed 01 May 2013 11:52)
Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator has been awarded a £1.6m EU grant to fund its deployment in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire, the First Minister Carwyn Jones announced today.
Positive wind energy policies win the public's vote, survey finds
(Wed 01 May 2013 00:01)
People are less likely to vote for political parties that oppose wind farm developments, according to new independent research published today.
Europe accuses DECC of messing up its sums on solar PV
(Tue 30 Apr 2013 19:42)
European Commission analysts have accused the UK of basing cuts to the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) for solar PV on “over-optimistic” forecasts.
Public is more concerned about energy bills than climate change
(Tue 30 Apr 2013 13:28)
Concern about fuel bills remains the biggest issue for UK energy consumers, according to the latest Government survey.
Scotland ahead of schedule on community renewable energy targets
(Mon 29 Apr 2013 14:02)
The Scottish Government is ahead of schedule in delivering its ambitious targets in community and local ownership of renewable energy projects, according to the latest official figures.
Consumers warned about Green Deal fraudsters
(Mon 29 Apr 2013 13:41)
Action Fraud, the UK national fraud reporting centre, has warned that doorstep fraudsters are using the Green Deal to con unwitting householders.
UK's leading wind energy operator launches CEO investigation
(Sun 28 Apr 2013 11:09)
The board of directors at Swedish energy giant Vattenfall have commissioned an independent inquiry to investigate claims company CEO Øystein Løseth pocketed illicit cash from a takeover deal.
Scotland unveils £15m plans for deep-water wind energy development
(Thu 25 Apr 2013 14:06)
A £15 million fund to help develop deep-water wind turbine foundations in Scotland has been announced by the Government's Energy Minister.
Recycling firms reveal takeover plans to boost dropping rates
(Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:12)
UK company Greenredeem has today announced the takeover of Recycle Rewards, the UK division of the US company, Recyclebank.
Ofgem approves new consumer rules for smart meter roll-out
(Thu 25 Apr 2013 11:59)
Ofgem has today approved a new industry code designed to protect and empower consumers during the smart meter roll-out.
Energy Minister Barker opens National Solar Centre in Cornwall
(Thu 25 Apr 2013 11:23)
The BRE National Solar Centre (NSC) has been officially opened by Energy Minister Greg Barker in St Austell today transforming the UK solar industry into a global player.
MPs launch inquiry into energy subsidies
(Wed 24 Apr 2013 12:46)
The House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee has launched a new inquiry into the framework of energy subsidies in the UK.
Drax biomass plant gets £75m Government backing
(Wed 24 Apr 2013 12:42)
Power generators Drax Group has become the first company to have private funding underpinned by a UK Guarantee to finance the conversion of its coal-fired power station to biomass.
Official advisor confirms UK's carbon footprint increases by 10%
(Wed 24 Apr 2013 00:01)
The UK Government's own official climate change watchdog has confirmed the nation's carbon footprint has increased by at least 10 percent over the past two decades.
Renewable energy firm wins Queen's Award for Enterprise
(Mon 22 Apr 2013 15:25)
UK-based Renewable Energy Systems (RES), one of the world's leading independent renewable energy project developers, is today celebrating being awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade categ
Car-maker Hyundai joins the London Hydrogen Partnership
(Mon 22 Apr 2013 14:57)
Car-maker Hyundai has joined the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP), committing to work together to bring hydrogen and fuel cell technology to the capital.