DECC articles

DECC dishes out reeds-to-energy wetland funding


Three companies become the latest firms to be awarded a share of over £1.3m to support development of wetlands bio-energy technology

17 Apr 2014

Are the Big Six set for £250m windfall from ECO reforms?

Rich man with money

New insulation industry figures argue the government has underestimated savings energy companies will receive from 'green levy' cuts

17 Apr 2014

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive launch - the reaction

solar thermal panels credit Mark Group

"This is the first scheme of its kind in the world - showing yet again that the UK is leading the way in the clean energy sector"

09 Apr 2014

UK Solar Strategy - At a glance

From the goal of deploying 20GW of solar capacity to new plans for public sector buildings, we look at the main commitments from the government's new Solar Strategy

04 Apr 2014

Government to put rooftop "solar hubs" at heart of renewables strategy

Department of Energy and Climate Change publishes long-awaited solar strategy

04 Apr 2014

Seven ways to make nuclear cheaper (than it already is)

Why do the costs of building nuclear appear to be rising over time, instead of coming down, as you would expect from other technologies?

20 Mar 2014

DECC announces £4m boost for offshore wind cost-cutting projects

R&D grants aim to help developers meet goal of cutting cost of offshore wind energy to £100/MWh by 2020

18 Mar 2014

Unconventional wisdom on energy policy

Policy Exchange's Guy Newey assesses the arguments behind the UK's increasingly interventionist energy policy - and finds them wanting

13 Mar 2014

Does the UK need fracking exclusion zones?

National Trust, RSPB, and Wildlife Trust publish new 10-point plan designed to ensure UK shale gas regulation is fit for purpose

13 Mar 2014

Russian state nuclear firm in talks to build power station in the UK

Rosatom meeting Whitehall officials but experts say a Russian VVER reactor is unlikely to open in UK for at least 10 years

12 Mar 2014

Ed Davey Ecobuild Speech - in full

"Our shared ambition is to build one of the least wasteful, most energy efficient, most climate friendly societies in the developed world"

06 Mar 2014

Lobbying against the carbon floor price is lobbying for more coal power

The CBI and EEF support the low carbon economy, but they need a better approach to tackling competitiveness issues than simply attacking carbon taxes

05 Mar 2014

Get paid for investing in energy efficiency

Ed Davey urges businesses to take part in the government's new demand reduction pilot project

28 Feb 2014

Unlocking the community energy opportunity

The government's community energy strategy is an encouraging step in the right direction, argues Good Energy's Juliet Davenport

28 Feb 2014

Official: Wind power output grew 38 per cent in 2013

Government confirms low-carbon electricity accounted for nearly one third of the electricity mix last year

27 Feb 2014

Is the Energy Minister unfairly "bashing" wind farms?

New National Grid figures reveal gas industry received £19.6m to help balance out grid last month compared to £3.6m for wind

26 Feb 2014

At what point should the offshore wind industry start worrying?

London Array and Forewind ditch plans for 2.2GW of new offshore wind capacity in one day, but DECC maintains the industry has a bright future

20 Feb 2014

Anaerobic digestion industry laments "slap in the face" for developers

Trade association warns bankruptcies a real possibility for companies specialising in small-scale AD projects

20 Feb 2014

Blow to anaerobic digestion industry as subsidy rethink ruled out

Exclusive: Cuts to support levels for anaerobic digestion plants to take effect from April, but ministers hint improvements to policy regime could be in pipeline

19 Feb 2014

DECC announces £8m boost for energy storage technology

Viridor Waste Management and Highview Power Storage awarded funding to support liquid air energy storage project

13 Feb 2014

Eggborough biomass plans "in the hands of ministers"

Owners, staff, and unions unite to call on MPs to reverse funding decision that halted £750m conversion from coal to biomass

13 Feb 2014

Why the beastly EU has cried foul on nuclear state aid

Alan Whitehead MP reveals how the EU has torn apart the government's justification for the UK's proposed nuclear subsidies

07 Feb 2014

UK ‘scoring own goal’ by slashing small wind incentives

Government urged to rethink cuts to feed-in tariff over fears they could damage UK manufacturing

05 Feb 2014

Survey: Public support for renewable energy remains rock solid

Just five per cent of the public say they are opposed to renewable energy, as latest survey confirms huge support for the green economy

04 Feb 2014

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