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Energy Bill - all the latest

Catch all the news on the government's historic Energy Bill

November 29 saw the publication of the government's long-awaited Energy Bill. Catch all the latest news, analysis, and reaction here:

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Industry disappointed as Ed Davey confirms UK has missed out on €600m NER300 pot, but says they remain eligible for second round

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Energy Bill sounds death knell for king coal

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Greenpeace welcomes government move to close loophole in Emissions Performance Standard, bringing an end to new unabated coal-fired power plants in the UK

30 Nov 2012

Davey: Energy Bill "renaissance" will drive offshore wind investment

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Energy and Climate Change Secretary is convinced UK now has policies in place to attract large-scale investment

30 Nov 2012

Is DECC watering down its decarbonisation plans?

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Government denies softening of power sector decarbonisation goals, as modelling assesses impact of 200g CO2/kWh by 2030 target

30 Nov 2012

Davey hails 'once-in-a-generation' green transformation of energy market

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Decarbonisation target still in play as Labour vows to work with cross-party group to support key amendment to Energy Bill

29 Nov 2012

In praise of the Energy Bill

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Ed Davey has played a very savvy hand, despite its flaws the Energy Bill could yet prove revolutionary for the green economy

29 Nov 2012

Updated: Energy Bill - the reaction

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BusinessGreen rounds up all the comments on today's Energy Bill announcement from businesses and green groups

29 Nov 2012

Ed Davey Energy Statement - in full

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"The government's energy policy is good for the British economy, good for consumers, and good for the planet"

29 Nov 2012

Yeo: the fight for a decarbonisation target is not over yet

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Senior Tory MPs tells newspaper that he is considering tabling an amendment to the Energy Bill that would revive the emissions target for the power sector

29 Nov 2012

Government bullish over Energy Bill despite faltering renewables investment

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Political miscommunication and policy inconsistency blamed, as UK slips in Ernst & Young renewables investment league table

29 Nov 2012

Energy secretary says shale exploration won't lead to era of cheap gas

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Ed Davey says advocates of shale gas are unrealistic about what it could do to reduce energy prices

29 Nov 2012

Davey promises further steps to protect industry from green energy costs

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Government reveals it is to consult on additional measures to help energy-intensive industries cope with increase in costs resulting from the Energy Bill

29 Nov 2012

What to look out for in the Energy Bill

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James Murray runs down 10 questions businesses will be hoping the Energy Bill can answer

29 Nov 2012

Government reveals plan for energy efficiency incentives

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Proposal to pay companies for reducing electricity demand among a series of efficiency measures to be published alongside Energy Bill

29 Nov 2012

UK must reap 'huge' benefits of demand reduction

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Energy and Climate Change Secretary urges businesses to respond to new consultation on demand reduction

29 Nov 2012

Government moves to allay independent suppliers' Energy Bill fears

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Ed Davey to chair independent generator summit tomorrow after unveiling Energy Bill

28 Nov 2012

Exclusive: Minister promises Energy Bill to deliver world-leading efficiency drive

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Greg Barker confirms landmark legislation will incentivise energy efficiency investment, as government announces £2.9m Green Deal advertising blitz

27 Nov 2012

Ed Davey: My long battle for a 'grand energy bargain'

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Energy secretary admits lack of decarbonisation target is a blow, but insists deal will not hit Treasury - or household bills

26 Nov 2012

Five things we’ve learnt about the Energy Bill

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In a change to normal service, BusinessGreen runs down the top five lessons from the Energy Bill

23 Nov 2012

Energy Bill: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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The Energy Bill is a sizeable step in the right direction, but it could have been so much more if the coalition was united on the green economy

23 Nov 2012

Updated: Minister insists green energy reforms will lead to reduced bills by 2020

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Ed Davey dismisses media claims Energy Bill will result in hefty hikes in energy costs for households and businesses

23 Nov 2012

Energy Bill announcement - the reaction

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BusinessGreen runs down all the reaction to today's Energy Bill news

23 Nov 2012

Government ditches Energy Bill decarbonisation target until 2016

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