DECC expert wades into biomass spat

An expert from the Department of Energy and Climate Change has waded into the spat over the environmental impact of biomass after some NGOs including Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the RSPB claimed the fuel source was “dirtier” than coal. It was also claimed DECC fails to a fully account for the carbon emissions […]

‘Management bypass’ mindset has stymied tech breakthroughs

Whitehall has in recent years had a “management bypass” when it comes to acting on energy technology, a conference has been told. And the breakthroughs that will revolutionise energy have already been made – they just need to be implemented. Chairman of the UK Office of Renewable Energy Deployment Bernie Bulkin said: “If we want […]