Nick Clegg: we’ll force Tories to stick to green promises

The Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg today said his party would force their Coalition colleagues to stick to promises about “going green”. In a speech at the Lib Dem conference in Brighton which will surely stoke government tensions over spending on renewable energy, Mr Clegg suggested using energy forms like wind, solar and tidal power […]

Osborne: gas still number one in UK

Chancellor George Osborne today effectively touted gas as the number one energy source for the UK at a London summit where he welcomed billions of investment into the oil and gas sector. His speech comes hot on the heels of one from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who yesterday denied there was a rift in […]

Clegg: There’s no Coalition clash on greening the economy

Deputy Minister Nick Clegg today challenged the idea of a Coalition clash on greening the economy in a speech about how important the renewable sector is to the UK. The Coalition has been dogged with rumours of infighting over green policy, with Lib Dems Chris Huhne and his successor as Energy Secretary Ed Davey (pictured […]

Carbon reporting is “work in progress”

A Defra minister has admitted plans to start carbon reporting are a “work in progress”. Last week Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the Government would be forcing all firms listed on London’s stock exchange to include emissions data in their annual reports from the next financial year. Speaking at the Environmental Industries Commission event […]

Poor households to get help with water bills

Poorer households could get a helping hand with their water bills under new government guidance published today. After consulting on the plans, Defra has laid out guidance for new “social tariffs” – which give water companies room to introduce new lower tariffs for customers who are struggling to pay their bills. An estimated 2.4 million […]

Clegg confirms London-listed businesses will report on emissions

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today confirmed all businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange will have to report on the greenhouse gases they emit under new plans. From the start of the next financial year, firms will have to include this information in their annual reports in a move likely to be hailed by […]

Reporter’s Blog

Clegg’s “landmark” energy scheme steals EDF’s thunder You almost have to feel for EDF. Their headline-grabbing promise a fortnight ago to tell their customers if they could get cheaper bills has not just been copied, but well and truly pinched by the Deputy Prime Minister today. In what the DPM’s press office call a “landmark […]

Clegg: Big Six must tell customers of cheaper tariffs

Britain’s Big Six energy firms will have to tell their customers if they can get a cheaper energy tariff under new plans revealed by the Deputy Prime Minister today. Nick Clegg claims the new policy could save millions of people money on their bills. The major energy suppliers, EDF, E.ON, British Gas, npower, SSE and ScottishPower […]