Amber Rudd: UK committed to climate action despite Brexit

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has reassured investors and businesses that the UK remains committed to its climate objectives. Speaking at the Business & Climate Summit in London today, she said the aim to tackle the energy trilemma remains the same despite the UK voting to leave the EU. In her first major speech after the […]

Amber Rudd: Progress made towards 2020 green targets but there’s more to do

The UK has made some progress in the renewable sector towards achieving its targets for 2020 but there is still more work to do. That’s according to Energy Secretary Amber Rudd who answered questions from MPs at the House of Commons today. When asked if the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) proposals launched in a consultation […]

Amber Rudd: Hinkley delay risks emissions targets and energy bills hike

A delay or cancellation of the proposed Hinkley nuclear project in the UK could lead to an increase in energy bills and jeopardise the nation’s decarbonisation targets. Energy Secretary Amber Rudd said while she is “fully confident” the project will go ahead, DECC has arrangements in place to ensure any delay does not pose a […]

Russia criticises Amber Rudd over energy comments

Russia has accused UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd of misrepresenting the situation when she claimed the country is more at risk of Vladimir Putin “hijacking” outside the EU. She referred to the Russian President of using gas supplies “as a tool of foreign policy” while warning energy bills would soar by £500 million a year […]

Amber Rudd warns Brexit risks £500m shock to energy bills

A UK vote to leave the European Union could result in energy bills rocketing by £500 million a year by the 2020s. Energy Secretary Amber Rudd will today set out why the nation is “stronger, safer and better off” staying in Europe and that a Brexit would threaten the nation’s energy security. Her warning will […]

Reactions to CMA energy market proposals

There have been mixed reactions to the proposals set out by the competition watchdog today. Consumer collective group TheBigDeal believes they are “naïve and will take customers out of the pan and into the fire” while Energy Secretary Amber Rudd says it is a “wakeup call” to the Big Six. The provisional findings from the […]

Amber Rudd chairs new oil and gas group

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is chairing a new Ministerial Group on Oil and Gas. It has been set up to co-ordinate the UK’s response to the oil price and focus on issues such as exports, skills and investment. The group met for the first time this week and has agreed to produce a UK Oil […]

Amber Rudd’s draft energy policies scrutinised

The Energy and Climate Change Committee is conducting pre-legislative scrutiny of the government’s draft legislation on energy. The document sets out the proposals, which Energy Secretary Amber Rudd claims would increase competition and help consumers get a good deal by keeping prices down and ensuring they are protected. They would also enable the government to […]

Amber Rudd insists government will back CCS

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd insists the government sees carbon capture and storage (CCS) as having a potential role in the long term decarbonisation of the UK. She said the country has implemented a robust “carbon capture ready” policy in Europe to facilitate the retrofit of CCS technology to Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGTs). A proposed […]

Consumers face bill rise to subsidise £175m diesel power, Rudd blames Labour

Householders will see their energy bills rise following the UK Government’s decision to award £175 million in public subsidies to support diesel generators. Energy Secretary Amber Rudd made the announcement while speaking during energy questions in the House of Commons, blaming the Labour Party for the hike. It follows the results of DECC’s second Capacity […]