Claire Perry to headline Energy Live Expo

Minister will speak to energy users at our flagship conference

Andrea Leadsom: Nuclear industry must address gender imbalance

It is imperative for the nuclear industry to address gender imbalance. Speaking at the Women in Nuclear conference in London, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom said the issue has a “deep, personal resonance” having worked in a number of male-dominated sectors. She added: “I want the nuclear industry to be a launch pad for the next […]

Summit announced for Scotland’s windy islands

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing and the leaders of Scotland’s three island councils have announced plans to hold a summit on the future of wind power on the islands. It follows DECC’s announcement of the final strike price for the islands – £115/MWh compared to £90-95/MWh for mainland wind. There’s concern it’s a one size […]

Barker announces new round of heat network funding

Energy Minister Greg Barker today announced a second round of government funding for district heat network projects. Speaking at the Heat Conference 2013 in London, he said: “We have established a £6 million Heat Network Delivery Unit (HDNU) and provided £1.5 million for the first tranche of funding. “I can announce today that the second […]

Big solar must not “ruin it” for industry says Greg Barker

Large-scale solar projects on “inappropriate” sites must not be allowed to “ruin it” for the rest of the industry, says Energy Minister Greg Barker. Speaking after an appearance at Solar Energy UK in Birmingham yesterday, he told ELN: “I am being very, very explicit. Large scale solar farms in the wrong place potentially could ruin […]

‘Sensitively sited’ solar will be at heart of Britain’s renewables

‘Sensitively sited’ solar PV will at the heart of growth in Britain’s renewables according to Energy Minister Greg Barker. Speaking ahead of the launch of the ‘Roadmap to a Brighter Future’ – which lays out how the Government will work with businesses and industry to keep up the expansion in solar capacity – Mr Barker […]

Fallon visits Anglesey to see planned nuclear site

Energy Minister Michael Fallon is today visiting Anglesey for a look at the proposed site for a new nuclear power station. He is making the Welsh trip to the Horizon nuclear project along with the Secretary of State for Wales David Jones. Famed for a jam-packed schedule, the Conservative minister seems to be doing his […]

Carbon credit backloading move “just a sticking plaster”

A vote by MEPs to hold back carbon credits from the EU’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) has been criticised as “wrong” and “just a sticking plaster” by a British steel trade association. Ian Rodgers, Director of UK Steel claimed the backloading measure will do “little” to get the changes in place that are needed. […]

Hollande boots out energy minister after budget complaint

France’s President François Hollande has booted out his energy minister (pictured, right) after she criticised cuts to her department’s budget. The nation is in the midst of chopping out €14billion worth of public spending and the swift sacking suggests little criticism will be tolerated from ministers. Delphine Batho spoke out against the 7% cut to […]

npower’s Wayne Mitchell’s Blog

A step closer to a game changer with shale? At our recent Energy Debate, Energy Minister Michael Fallon set out the government’s vision for keeping the lights on in Britain, emphasising how innovation and diversity were both key for a secure and affordable energy future. There’s no doubt now that gas will play a significant […]