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DECC report reveals how renewables investment is dominating the energy market

E.ONs Scroby Sands offshore wind farm

As the government announces new business energy efficiency programme, report reveals investment in clean energy is an order of magnitude larger than anticipated shale gas spending

18 Jul 2014

Davey: "We are the fourth most energy secure country in the world"

Liberal Democrat energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey

Ed Davey's speech to CBI Energy Conference - in full

18 Jul 2014

Davey renews calls for an end to "unhealthy low" carbon prices

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UK government publishes position paper on Emission Trading Scheme reforms calling for the cancellation of an 'ambitious volume' of excess allowances

17 Jul 2014

Breaking: Government green lights giant East Anglia One offshore wind farm

Department of Energy and Climate Change says wind farm off the coast of East Anglia will drive £520m of investment and create around 2,900 jobs

17 Jun 2014

Davey: UK grid can cope with England World Cup victory

Ed Davey's speech to the Economist Energy Summit - in full

10 Jun 2014

Ed Davey admits fears over Eric Pickles' wind farm block

Renewable energy groups also concerned planning rejections undermine government's community renewable energy strategy

06 Jun 2014

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards ticket deadline - one month to go

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey scheduled to give the opening address at fourth annual BusinessGreen Leaders Awards

02 May 2014

Ed Davey: Climate Group speech in full

"Without the engine of the business community, the low-carbon revolution cannot be achieved"

29 Apr 2014

Ed Davey urges businesses to stop ignoring climate risks

Minister calls for an end to the "status quo bias", as UNFCCC deputy chief urges green businesses to lobby for low carbon policies

29 Apr 2014

Ovo Energy launches new community energy service

Independent energy supplier unveils dedicated new service to help communities generate their own energy

28 Apr 2014

Davey makes case for exploiting 'low carbon' shale gas

Secretary of State argues that a well regulated domestic shale gas industry could deliver lower emissions than imported liquefied gas

28 Apr 2014

Could shale gas help the climate change fight?

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey says shale gas exploration will not compromise investment in renewables and can have a limited impact on the environment if done in the right way

28 Apr 2014

Time for scientists to get off the fence?

Trewin Restorick argues that scientists have a duty to make politicians accountable for the cycle of denial and delay over climate change

24 Apr 2014

G7 countries aim to cut energy ties to Russia

Ed Davey says ministers will consider package of measures to reduce dependence on Russian oil and gas at meeting next week

22 Apr 2014

Davey downplays fears EU climate strategy is vulnerable to Eurosceptic renaissance

Energy and Climate Secretary confident European elections will not derail 2030 climate package

22 Apr 2014

Independent Scotland faces £1.8bn bill to meet its green targets – Ed Davey

Energy secretary joins referendum debate, claiming Scotland's plans for 100 per cent green electricity rely on UK taxpayer subsidies

08 Apr 2014

Britain must take lead in global warming battle, says Ed Davey

Lib Dem energy and climate change secretary speaks out on eve of publication of major UN report on environment

31 Mar 2014

Ed Davey warns Scotland over energy independence: speech in full

The Energy and Climate Change's speech to the Scottish Renewables Conference in full

19 Mar 2014

Ed Davey: Scots independence would push up low carbon costs

Energy and Climate Change Secretary rejects SNP claim England and Wales would continue to pay for Scottish renewables under independence

19 Mar 2014

Green social change: building an Energy Saving Society

Ed Davey speech to the LSE calls for a national focus on improving energy efficiency

12 Mar 2014

Labour accuses government of leaving 54,000 homes out in the cold following ECO reforms

Freedom of Information requests reveal that local authorities have suspended or cancelled energy efficiency improvements for over 54,000 households

12 Mar 2014

Davey promises revamp for Green Deal and ECO

Long-awaited consultation on changes to the Energy Company Obligation published, as Davey promises more streamlined Green Deal

06 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

UK backs EU-wide green energy goal

But renewable energy industry calls for individual binding targets for member states

03 Mar 2014

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