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Ten things you need to know about the EU 2030 climate and energy package

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As David Cameron joins the negotiations for a 2030 carbon reduction target, BusinessGreen assesses the key questions raised by the EU's new energy and climate change strategy

23 Oct 2014

Updated: Advertising watchdog confirms Green Deal ads were 'misleading'

Insulating a roof

Government comes under fire for promising homeowners savings through energy efficiency scheme as new figures spark fears over Home Improvement Fund

22 Oct 2014

Blue chips call for ambitious EU climate package, as concerns mount over lack of CCS support

Chimney emitting pollution at Conesville power plant

Corporate giants demand emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent, as leaked letter reveals UK concerns over lack of focus on carbon capture and storage

21 Oct 2014

Davey: 'People are ready to do a deal'

Energy and climate change secretary explains why he is optimistic the EU is about to agree to a bold and ambitious new energy and climate change package

17 Oct 2014

Davey hints at sweeteners for Eastern Europe as part of EU climate deal

Energy and climate change secretary confident an ambitious emissions reduction agreement can be done next week

17 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: Owen Paterson doesn't seem to understand very much about energy policy

Energy and Climate Change Secretary slams former colleague's "reckless" and "irresponsible" plan to suspend Climate Change Act

16 Oct 2014

Industry hails Ed Davey's green energy 'leadership'

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change secretary's promise to ban coal power after 2025 will boost renewables, trade group says

07 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: 'A global climate deal is within our grasp'

Energy and Climate Change Secretary's speech to the Liberal Democrat party conference in full

07 Oct 2014

Ed Davey to offer £100m Green Deal energy efficiency boost

Announcement due at Lib Dem conference where party is due to vote on plans to back expansion of Gatwick Airport and pledge to ban coal power plants from 2025

07 Oct 2014

Businesses rally EU leaders to secure ambitious 2030 climate and energy package

Tesco, Unilever, EDF and Shell join major call for heads of state to agree 2030 targets later this month

07 Oct 2014

Professor John Loughhead appointed DECC's new Chief Scientific Adviser

Executive Director of UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) replaces Professor David McKay in advising Department of Energy and Climate Change

02 Oct 2014

CBI reveals tensions with BusinessEurope over climate policies

WWF calls on trade association and businesses to follow in footsteps of Unilever and quit EU lobby group

11 Sep 2014

Ed Davey: We must show the world that we speak with one voice on climate change

Energy and Climate Change Secretary's speech in full setting out his vision for a global deal on climate change in Paris 2015

09 Sep 2014

Ed Davey sets out vision for 2015 Paris climate deal

Government launches strategy for next year's summit, as Secretary of States highlights need for the world's richest countries to pledge ambitious emissions cuts

09 Sep 2014

Clegg and Davey aim to help put clean tech on front foot in India

Nick Clegg and Ed Davey meet Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in bid to bolster UK investment in low-carbon economy

26 Aug 2014

Ed Davey: "We need CCS to be commercial in a decade"

Energy and Climate Change Secretary unveils new scoping document outlining how successful carbon capture and storage industry could support 15,000 jobs by 2030

08 Aug 2014

DECC report reveals how renewables investment is dominating the energy market

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"

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

18 Jul 2014

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

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

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