Government’s Energy Bill ‘unworkable’, warn MPs

The Government’s proposed plans for the new Energy Bill will not work in favour of consumers and could increase the risk for investors, UK MPs warned. The Energy and Climate Change Committee made the comment after examining the draft Bill put forward by the UK Government last week, which is expected to reform the electricity […]

New Energy Secretary Davey promises 65,000 new jobs by 2015

The launch of an energy efficiency office within DECC is expected to support 65,000 jobs in the UK by 2015, according to new Energy Secretary Edward Davey. The Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO) will work alongside the Green Deal and hope to play a huge role in supporting jobs in the insulation and construction industries. […]

UK emissions rose, show new DECC figures

UK greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2010, according to new official figures out today. DECC’s latest statistics show emissions in 2010 were 3.1% higher than the previous year, at 590 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e). Householders were to blame for the biggest rise, according to the energy and climate change department, with the largest […]