Six schools selected to work with House of Lords on climate change

They will join forces with the Environment and Climate Change Select Committee, scrutinising government policies via virtual meetings

Collapses ‘will add £100 to bills of every UK household’

Centrica Chief questioned whether it is fair for customers of surviving companies to pay for customers of failed firms

Failed suppliers’ collapses to add an extra £100 on bills, Centrica boss warns

Chris O’Shea said he does not believe that these costs should be put on bills because it would hit the poorest customers the hardest

New Lords Committee seeks views on Ofgem’s role in net zero goals

Ofgem, which oversees the UK gas and electricity markets, has increasingly been given responsibilities in relation to other areas, particularly the country’s energy supply and decarbonisation

Queen’s Speech expected to feature environment, energy and climate commitments

The bill is expected to set out new legally binding environmental targets

EU and UK flags in front of Parliament during Brexit
House of Lords: How is government preparing for energy Brexit?

A House of Lords Committee has written to Claire Perry MP regarding Brexit impacts on the energy and climate sectors

House of Lords Committee demands waste policy clarity

A House of Lords Committee has urged the government to provide clarity on the UK’s future waste policy. The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee wrote a letter to Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey expressing concerns about the impact Brexit might have on waste policy and trading. The UK currently exports millions of tonnes of waste to […]

‘UK needs to focus on cheaper bills rather than lower emissions’ says Lords peer

The UK needs a shift in energy policy to prioritise cheaper bills rather than reducing emissions. That’s according to House of Lords peer Matt Ridley, who has reportedly backed the findings of an Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) report from February and said he hopes the government will change its direction. The Lords’ report criticised the costly Hinkley […]

House of Lords report slammed as ‘backward’ and ‘slanted’

A House of Lords report which states consumers may be paying “unnecessarily high costs” for energy has been slammed as “backward looking” and “slanted”. The Economic Affairs Committee believes higher costs are due to successive government interventions in the electricity sector, which has led to an “opaque, complicated and uncompetitive market”. MPs on the Committee […]

Lords reject government decision to scrap zero carbon homes

The House of Lords has overthrown the government’s decision to scrap the zero carbon homes standard. They voted in the final report stage of the Housing and Planning Bill this week. The policy, which was scrapped by the UK Government last year, proposes all new homes built in England from April 2018 to be zero […]