Conservatives win General Election: Industry responds

What does the energy sector think the result will mean for the future?

Boris Johnson pledges to make Britain ‘cleanest, greenest country on Earth’

The Conservative Party secured the biggest majority since the 1980s at this year’s general election

Conservatives take the win – but what have they promised?

The party has pledged to take action to lower energy bills for those in social housing as well as protect the environment and tackle climate change to reach net zero emissions by 2050

Boris Johnson: Conservative Party will increase UK’s offshore wind goal to 40GW

The Prime Minister says the party will increase the nation’s 2030 target if they win the upcoming general election

Former Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom drops out of leadership race

She secured only 11 votes during the first round of voting from MPs, meaning she was eliminated from the running

Theresa May to step down as prime minister

She said she is ‘proud’ of the progress made in eliminating plastic waste, tackling climate change and improving air quality

Energy bills ‘could be capped as soon as winter’

Gas and electricity prices could be capped as soon as this winter. That’s according to Energy Minister Greg Clark, who told the BBC that regulator Ofgem would receive legal backing from parliament to introduce a price cap. When asked if this could mean a change in policy this winter, he said: “Precisely. That’s exactly why […]

Industry responds to price cap promise

The industry has reacted to the Conservative Party’s promise to cap energy prices if it wins the general election. Prime Minister Theresa May believes the energy market is not working for ordinary working families and says too many consumers aren’t getting a fair deal. The price cap is expected to help consumers save “as much as £100” […]

Tories pledge energy price cap

The Conservative Party has pledged to cap “rip-off” energy prices if it wins the general election. Prime Minister Theresa May believes the energy market is not working for ordinary working families and too many people aren’t getting a fair deal. The price cap is expected to help consumers save “as much as £100” on energy […]

Cheer up energy’s not in bad shape says Minister

Industry and Energy Minister Jesse Norman has said he doesn’t share the “very gloomy” or “disastrous” outlook on energy. Speaking last night at the Centre for Policy Studies’ fringe session, ‘Keeping the Lights on’ at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, he said it is “charming” the think tank is calling for new policies and […]