Saudi Arabia’s king replaces energy minister with one of his sons

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has been sworn in as the new Minister of Energy – the first time the oil portfolio has been given to a member of the royal family

Ed Davey returns as Lib Dem’s Shadow Energy Minister

The MP for Kingston and Surbiton served as Energy and Climate Change Secretary between 2012 and 2015

Claire Perry: Future of UK’s energy sector isn’t looking so spooky

The Energy Minister branded the nation a “crucible of innovation”

Former energy minister to oversee SP Energy Networks’ power plans

Charles Hendry will scrutinise the electricity distribution network operator’s future business plans

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 […]