Climate
UK ‘must shift focus of aid strategy towards climate change’

A new report from the International Development Committee suggests climate change needs to be tackled to solve issues such as poverty, conflict, disease and starvation

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Renewable Energy Association contests proposed tax hike on low carbon tech

The clean energy organisation has called on HMRC not to increase VAT rates for technologies such as domestic solar, biomass boilers and battery storage

Smart meters
Ofgem launches smart metering costs and price cap allowance consultation

The regulator says it welcomes responses from suppliers and consumer groups, as well as stakeholders and the wider public

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Welsh Government declares climate emergency

Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths made the announcement ahead of a meeting with her UK and Scottish counterparts in Cardiff

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Shale Gas Commissioner resigns after just six months

Natascha Engel claims laws designed to prevent earthquakes and tremors are tantamount to a ban on fracking

Smart energy system
Four new smart energy demonstrator projects launched across UK

The £102.5 million Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge aims to provide cleaner, cheaper and more resilient energy for consumers

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EAC: Government has rejected calls to end oil and gas exploration in the Arctic

The Environmental Audit Committee says fossil fuel activity in the region is incompatible with international climate obligations

Spring Budget
Spring Statement: Industry responds

Philip Hammond has unveiled his Spring Statement – but what does the energy sector think of the announcement?

High Court rules government’s fracking guidance as ‘unlawful’

A judge found the government failed to consider the latest scientific evidence

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Hitachi scraps Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant: Industry responds

The Japanese firm has announced it will shelve the £16 billion plant on Anglesey