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EU ministers urge Brussels to accelerate climate policies

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Ed Davey's Green Growth Group calls for early action on emissions trading scheme reform and legislation for 2030 targets

18 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Hopes build for 'Paris Alliance' as Lima Summit edges towards climate deal

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The Lima Summit is making progress - an ambitious global climate treaty could well be on the horizon

10 Dec 2014

Minsters set to open talks over Swansea tidal lagoon

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Treasury confirms discussions over financial support will start early next year for innovative renewable energy scheme in Wales

02 Dec 2014

Davey: 'Green Growth is a necessity, a reality and an opportunity'

Energy and Climate Change Secretary speech to Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme - in full

26 Nov 2014

Davey urges 10,000 businesses to embrace Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

'Regulation isn't an ideological issues, it's a pragmatic one,' says Energy and Climate Change Secretary as he makes case for latest energy efficiency rules

26 Nov 2014

UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries

Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against 'little Englander' approach as donation to UN's Green Climate Fund announced

20 Nov 2014

Government unveils £10m fund to boost community renewables

DECC confirms new measures to support community-owned wind and solar power schemes, but scraps plans to increase support for 5MW-10MW schemes

13 Nov 2014

Davey attacks Tory colleagues over wind farm opposition

Energy and Climate Change Secretary accuses Conservative colleagues of making 'historic mistake' in pandering to UKIP over wind farms

12 Nov 2014

Ed Davey: 'We need to make the case for renewables'

Ed Davey speech to RenewableUK conference: 'The five years of the next Parliament must see a continued rapid expansion of renewable power'

12 Nov 2014

Renewables industry celebrates wind energy jobs surge

Latest RenewableUK study reveals number of people employed by wind energy industry has increased by 6,300 in the past four years

12 Nov 2014

If the UK has to have a shale gas sovereign wealth fund, it needs to do better than this

The government's plans for a shale gas sovereign wealth fund lack the firm commitment to decarbonisation that is required

11 Nov 2014

Ed Davey: Renewables investment has doubled

"Short term populism is the most dangerous enemy energy and climate change policy has," warns Energy and Climate Change Minister

06 Nov 2014

DECC argues households are better off due to green policies

Government publishes annual energy bill analysis, detailing how green policies have helped to curb household energy costs by an average of £90 this year

06 Nov 2014

Davey powers forward with community energy drive

Government to follow up shared ownership framework with fresh funding for local projects

06 Nov 2014

Giant offshore wind farm hits power target earlier than expected

Ed Davey opens 389MW West of Duddon Sands wind farm, after project achieved full power two and a half months ahead of schedule

30 Oct 2014

2030 pact UK's most significant environmental deal ever – Ed Davey

British understanding with Poland key to climate agreement, says energy minister, but devil is in the detail

28 Oct 2014

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

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'

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

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

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