David Cameron: UK green bank ‘leading the world’

Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and the progress it has made. He visited the headquarters in Edinburgh last year, five years after the government committed to establishing the organisation. GIB is the first bank of its kind in the world, which was set up by the UK Government […]

Amber Rudd named Energy Secretary

Amber Rudd has been named as the UK Government’s new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed the news of his appointment on his official twitter account. It comes as he has been announcing the final roles in his cabinet following the Conservative Party’s unexpected election win last week. […]

Editorial – Energy lights up the election NOT

So with 48 hours to go I finally heard something about energy in this election race. This morning the Prime Minister actually talked about energy policies and defended his government’s green record. He was being interviewed on BBC 5 Live and quizzed on his turnaround from ‘Husky hugger’ back in 2006 to ‘Frackin follower’ today. […]

Conservatives to scrap onshore wind support

The Conservative Party has reaffirmed it would end public subsidy for onshore wind farms if it were to win the general election. Its manifesto also aims to implement a law to give local people the final say on wind farm applications around their areas. It states: “Onshore wind now makes a meaningful contribution to our […]

PM repeats claim the UK has enough wind

The Prime Minister has repeated his belief the UK has “enough” land-based wind farms. Before Christmas, David Cameron told MPs he thought “enough is enough” and suggested the UK didn’t need more onshore wind turbines. Coming from the man who pledged to lead the “greenest government ever”, it raised eyebrows among some renewable energy campaigners. […]

“Cameron wrong to claim wind unpopular”

The prime minister’s claim the public is “fed up” with wind farms was shot down today by a wind trade body. Yesterday David Cameron told MPs he thinks the country has “enough” onshore wind farms. His view that wind is “unpopular” has been “disproved countless times by opinion polls”, said RenewableUK’s Director of External Affairs, […]

PM blusters “enough is enough” on wind

The prime minister has had “enough” of onshore wind farms and believes Brits are “fed up” of them too. David Cameron made the remarks yesterday in front of a committee of MPs, when he also let slip his frustration at the “religiosity” of green groups who oppose shale gas just because it is a fossil […]

David Cameron urged to back UK solar

More than 150 businesses are calling on the Government to back the solar industry and reconsider its proposed changes to financial support for large-scale projects. In a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, companies including IKEA, Ecotricity and Tridos Bank have highlighted the importance of solar installations and concerns about the uncertainty in the industry […]

PM signs with China on nuclear power, oil, climate

Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed an agreement to co-operate on nuclear power yesterday, as tipped by ELN on Monday. DECC said it could be worth “hundreds of millions of pounds” to British companies over several years. Another agreement also gave the green light to Chinese companies owning and operating a […]

Blog: Is equality Lost in Translation at UK-Chinese press conference?

The perils of bi-lingual press briefings were never more apparent than in yesterday’s shindig with the Prime Minister and his Chinese counterpart, Premier Li Keqiang. In a grandiose, gilded chamber at the Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs HQ in Whitehall, politicians and hacks gathered to hear what the two men had spent the day chatting about. […]