The government has postponed a final decision on plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years until the early Autumn.

In a letter David Davis the new Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has asked for reassurance regarding the future of environmental laws and policies following Brexit.

The new BEIS has insisted that tackling climate change remains a key priority in government policy.

Greg Clark has been given the new position of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary.

Figure published on the Scottish government’s website have shown that the country has achieved its emissions targets, six years earlier than expected.

The Energy and Climate Change Committee has heard that the UK is ‘unlikely’ to meet its 2020 renewable heat and transport targets.

The government has taken a step forward in implementing its plans to guarantee secure and affordable energy as the Energy Bill comes into law.

A report from the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) has cautioned that the annual number of energy efficiency measures installed in UK homes is set to drastically reduce by 73 per cent by the end of the decade.

A new report by the Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) has called on the government to set a fifth carbon budget, which includes cutting emissions from international shipping.

Prime Minister David Cameron has agreed to set up a ministerial taskforce to help nearly 700 British workers at British Gas who are at risk of losing their jobs.

Long delays or a cancellation of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant could cause the UK to miss decarbonisation targets, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has warned.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has concluded that the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) £240m Green Deal has not achieved value for money.

Official data from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has found that the UK has installed around 1.79 million energy efficiency measures as of January 2016.

The government has invested £1.5 million to boost low carbon heating in homes and businesses projects, set to be shared out among 24 local authorities in England and Wales.

According to a report by the Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC), government plans to cut subsidies and reduce consumer energy bills could create a ‘false economy’, leading investors to lose confidence in the energy sector.

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