Labour ‘will include energy decarbonisation target’ in manifesto

The Labour Party would include a commitment to decarbonise the power sector by 2030 in its next manifesto, the Shadow Energy Minister has declared. His comments come after beleaguered Conservative MP Tim Yeo’s attempt to get the Government to promise to set such a target by 2014 in the Energy Bill last week failed. There […]

“Crisis” at DECC as second official resigns?

The Department of Energy and Climate Change is in “crisis” it was claimed over the weekend as a second senior official in the space of two weeks allegedly resigned. The Head of Strategy Ravi Gurumurthy is rumoured to be departing despite being in the midst of directing crucial legislation for electricity market reform. However DECC […]

Energy Bill uncertainty fails to attract renewables investment

The Government’s Energy Bill has not managed to meet the investor community’s high expectations as the UK is still in sixth place for country attractiveness for renewables investment. Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly global report ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices’ (CAI) shows China is still in the lead and Japan moved up to seventh place […]

Scotland aims to decarbonise power sector by 2030

The Scottish Government has pledged to decarbonise its energy sector by 2030 and boost offshore wind in the country. First Minister Alex Salmond revealed the new target of cutting carbon emissions from electricity generation by 50gCO2/kWh (grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt hour) by 2030 – suggested by the UK Committee on Climate Change – […]

Political infighting ‘damaged’ UK’s investment attractiveness

The lack of consistency and political miscommunication over key energy reforms has “damaged” the UK’s position as an attractive place for renewable energy investment. In its latest quarterly global report ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices’ (CAI), experts at Ernst & Young said the UK has dropped to sixth place, topped by China, Germany and the […]