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.

Biomass power generator, Drax, has claimed that the government could generate £2.2 billion of savings if it gave greater consideration to the most cost-effective sources of clean energy.

According to a report published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), over 80 per cent of applicants to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme are satisfied with their new system.

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (ECCSC) has criticised the government’s decision to cut £1 billion of CCS funding, claiming the move could jeopardise the UK’s climate targets.

Labour’s London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan has revealed a proposal to begin a ‘clean energy revolution’ focusing on the establishment of ‘Energy for Londoners’ which will take the lead on renewable energy initiatives across the capital.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called upon the government, in an open letter, to produce a clearer, long-term framework concerning the transition to renewable power.

The Department for International Development is to provide £30m of funding to increase access to modern energy services in rural areas of mainland Tanzania.

UK Energy Statistics show low carbon increase

The Government’s Energy Trends report shows a fall in coal and gas generation has been offset by an increase from the renewables and nuclear sectors.

Wind Farm

Almost half of Scotland's electricity demand came from renewable sources in 2014, according to the DECC's latest figures.

The Government’s provisional estimates indicate that between 2012 and 2014 emissions from power stations decreased by 23 percent to 121 million tonnes of CO2.

Donald Trump (right) loses appeal against a wind farm (left) near his Scottish golf course

Potential Republican party candidate Donald Trump has lost his legal challenge to an offshore wind farm near his golf course in Aberdeenshire.

Solar Power

The UK Solar Trade Association (STA) is calling on the Chancellor George Osborne and Energy Secretary Amber Rudd to put their commitments into practice in a decision on support for solar PV in the UK.

UK must do more on clean energy

Following the historic Climate Change deal in Paris this weekend, business leaders are urging the UK to do more to provide a stable platform for renewable technologies.

Agreement approved by all 195 countries at the COP21 Climate Change summit in Paris following two week long negotiation

A group of Mayors from around the world have issued a letter calling on other cities to divest from fossil fuels in order to support the transition towards renewable energy.


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