Energy Bill articles

Danny Alexander urges green businesses to "get behind" clean energy strategy

Oldbaum Services deploying a LiDAR wake monitoring system at Rodsand 2 offshore wind farm in Denmark

Chief Secretary to the Treasury argues UK is now one of the best countries in the world for renewables investment, and green firms should celebrate that fact

11 Apr 2014

Ecotricity drops out of Contract for Difference subsidy battle

Dale Vince of Ecotricity in front of wind turbine

Supplier confirms it will seek support for Heckington Fen wind farm through "less risky" Renewable Obligation scheme

26 Mar 2014

Updated: RES shelves £300m biomass scheme

woody biomass at Sky CCHP plant

Renewable energy developer blames government for creating uncertainty over support for dedicated biomass

06 Mar 2014

The 28 countries leading the way on climate change legislation

BusinessGreen Plus maps out where some of the most significant climate legislation was passed in 2013

28 Feb 2014

Ministers must take care as they rush to deliver final energy policy building blocks

RenewableUK's Maf Smith worries government is risking mis-steps as it completes the last few pieces of the Electricity Market Reform jigsaw

19 Feb 2014

Renewables industry downplays threat of EU state aid investigation

Bank of America Merrill Lynch reckons reports suggesting renewables projects could be blocked by state aid rules are a "bit of an overeaction"

14 Feb 2014

GDF SUEZ drops out of renewable energy subsidy battle

Scottish offshore wind farms fight it out to replace Beinn Mhor on list of projects eligible for early support

14 Feb 2014

Davey turns fire on Labour over "seriously flawed" energy price freeze plan

Energy and Climate Change Secretary may have led with his attack on climate sceptics, but much of his ire was reserved for the opposition

13 Feb 2014

DECC hits back at npower claims electricity reforms will force up corporate energy costs

Government says green generation support schemes will increase bill by just a third of the £30/MWh npower claims

21 Jan 2014

Cameron slams "irrational" and "religious" shale gas critics

Prime Minister explains how he is not prepared to set a decarbonisation target until more information is available on whether carbon capture technologies can work

15 Jan 2014

Scottish Minister accuses UK of choosing nuclear over wind

Fergus Ewing to write to Ed Davey as 2.45GW of new offshore wind investment hangs in the balance

20 Dec 2013

Is the government missing the plot on solar power?

Leonie Greene says the bottom-up solar revolution is a global story but worries DECC is still ignoring its potential

20 Dec 2013

Ed Davey holds out hope for Eggborough biomass scheme

Energy Secretary says £750m coal to biomass conversion could still gain support, but owner claims plant could shut in 2015

19 Dec 2013

Scotland misses out on fast-tracked offshore wind support

But Ed Davey maintains three Scottish projects are now in prime position to secure contracts next year

19 Dec 2013

UK renewables face subsidy battle under electricity market reforms

UK renewables set to compete for support under plan to drive £110bn of investment and create 200,000 green jobs

19 Dec 2013

We need to play the long game on energy

The CBI's Nicola Walker warns politicians against looking for a quick fix to help keep the lights on

19 Dec 2013

Energy Act - The time for action is now

The Energy Act should provide the foundations for a genuinely low carbon economy, it is time to mobilise investment

18 Dec 2013

Updated: Energy Bill granted Royal Assent

Long-awaited Energy Bill granted final approval today, as government prepares to unveil crucial delivery plan

18 Dec 2013

Spinning in the (political) wind

Alasdair Cameron assesses what could prove to be a watershed year for the UK's world-leading offshore wind industry

18 Dec 2013

Tory MPs warn government over Eggborough power plant closure

Yorkshire MPs including Nigel Adams and Chris Heaton-Harris call on Energy Secretary to rethink biomass subsidy scheme

17 Dec 2013

Could auctions hold the key to low cost renewables?

Policy Exchange report argues that emulating Brazil and introducing clean energy auctions could help slash the cost of decarbonisation

16 Dec 2013

The roadmap to low carbon energy-intensive industries in the UK

Gareth Stace of the EEF reveals how some energy intensive industries are working on plans to decarbonise that could prove a "game changer" for industry

13 Dec 2013

MPs reject Lords' plan to close coal plants

Government defeats amendment that would bring existing coal fired power plants under Emissions Performance Standard

05 Dec 2013

Goverment poised to confirm renewable energy strike prices

BBC reports offshore wind power to receive boost but solar and onshore wind will face cuts

04 Dec 2013

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