High Court orders hearing after air pollution plan delay

The High Court has ordered a hearing into the government’s application to delay the publication of its clean air plan for the UK. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) was ordered by the court to publish the plans by 4pm yesterday after its previous proposals to tackle air pollution were deemed inadequate. […]

MPs call back EDF chiefs for Hinkley questioning

Senior representatives from EDF are being asked to return to Parliament to explain the further delay in making a final investment decision on the Hinkley nuclear project. CEO Vincent de Rivaz initially appeared before the Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) last month to provide evidence regarding the status of the plans to build two […]

David Cameron to be quizzed on climate policies

Prime Minister David Cameron will be questioned by a group of MPs on climate policies later today. It is the first time he will appear before the Liaison Committee, which is made up of the Chairs of all the Select Committees, since winning the General Election. That includes the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), Energy and […]

National Grid to be quizzed over UK energy security

The Energy and Climate Change Committee is to question National Grid about the security of the UK’s energy supply. It comes amid concerns about keeping the lights on this winter as National Grid’s predicted a 5.1% gap between total power generating capacity and peak demand – the tightest in a decade. Earlier this month the […]