UK Government announces new heat network scheme

It aims to reduce bills for both consumers and non-domestic customers and play a key role in lowering carbon emissions

Claire Perry: ‘Regions coming together to drive clean growth’

The Minister said initiatives such as the creation of Energy Innovation Zones (EIZs) in the West Midlands are good examples of how regions are striving to increase collaboration and innovation

UK intends to stay in EU’s carbon market until 2020

The government is still working through the details of how this would work during the transition period

Energy Minister reaffirms clean growth commitment in Tees Valley

Energy Minister Claire Perry reaffirmed the government’s commitment to clean growth during her visit to Tees Valley yesterday. She said the region has the potential to exploit opportunities from future growth industries such as carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS), district heating and hydrogen. Ms Perry added the government’s commitment to regeneration and clean energy […]

Claire Perry promoted to cabinet in reshuffle

Climate Change Minister Claire Perry will be a member of cabinet following Theresa May’s reshuffle. Following the promotion, she will attend as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Mrs Perry has previously worked on delivering the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy to decarbonise energy and heat across the country. […]

UK consults on streamlined energy and carbon reporting

A reform package aimed at reducing administrative burdens and raising energy efficiency awareness has been published. The streamlined energy and carbon reporting consultation is seeking views on how to replace the reporting element of the Carbon Reduction Commitment, which will be abolished after the 2018/19 compliance year. That includes mandatory annual reporting and disclosure of […]

All things energy at the Conservative Party Conference

  ELN attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week, where we spoke to the Ministers and MPs gathered there about all things energy.

Energy Minister says Industrial Strategy must focus on UK’s green growth

Energy Minister Claire Perry believes the UK’s Industrial Strategy must focus on boosting and protecting the country’s rapid green growth progress. Speaking to ELN at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester yesterday, she said: “The energy sector, as we’ve just heard, has made huge progress, we’ve taken up our renewable percentage from something like 6% […]

UK launches Green Finance Taskforce

The UK Government has officially launched a green finance taskforce to accelerate the funding necessary for decarbonisation. At the opening ceremony of Climate Week in New York, Climate Change Minister Claire Perry said it would be made up of a range of financial experts with the aim of stepping up funding for decarbonisation. She also said […]

UK ‘outpacing US, China and EU on decarbonisation’

The UK has outperformed the US, China and other EU countries in reducing carbon intensity since 2000. That’s according to Climate Change Minister Claire Perry, who has spoken at the opening ceremony of Climate Week in New York today. She said the carbon intensity of the UK economy fell by 7.7% in 2016 as a […]