Cameron’s “weak position” on UK energy mix

The Prime Minister has been criticised for his “weak position” on the UK’s energy mix by the Leader of the Green Party. Caroline Lucas MP has panned David Cameron’s remarks at last week’s Clean Energy Ministerial for failing to “show real ambition for our trailblazing renewables sector”. At the summit of at least 20 energy […]

Reporter’s Blog: Will He, Won’t He? Cameron’s green “remarks”

To speech, or not to speech – that’s been the question this week for David Cameron. He was hotly tipped to make a long-awaited green speech yesterday at the Clean Energy Ministerial to quieten grumbles about his pledge to be the “greenest Government ever”. But earlier this week the Twittersphere was rife with speculation our […]

US Energy Sec: world must put “shoulder to the wheel”

It’s time for the world community to “put the shoulder to the wheel” to push forward with using renewable energy and improving the efficiency of energy appliances. That’s according to the US Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the Clean Energy Ministerial in London this morning, who said governments need to work together. Dr Steven Chu […]

Hague says UK must “stay the course” on carbon targets

There is “no doubt” the UK must meet the challenge of “speeding up global progress on clean energy”, Foreign Secretary William Hague declared today. Mr Hague said it was crucial the UK makes sure it is “at the front of the queue when it comes to the jobs and industries of the future”. His comments […]

What can we expect from the Clean Energy Ministerial?

Solar power and energy efficiency could be big on the agenda at talks to be held in London this week by leading energy ministers from around the globe. The third Clean Energy Ministerial is being hosted in London by Energy Secretary Ed Davey and his American counterpart, Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The talks are a chance for […]