Government must ‘stop dragging its feet’ & publish Energy Bill

The Government needs to “stop dragging its feet” and must publish the Energy Bill by the end of this month. The UK’s leading business organisation said the Bill is vital for a reliable and affordable energy mix, which will help maintain a competitive energy market in the long term. It made the comment following DECC’s […]

New energy comparison report should be a ‘wake-up call’

A new report comparing the UK’s energy costs and climate change policies with other countries should be a “wake-up call” to the Government, the CBI said. The report by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) states the nation’s energy and climate change policies add more to energy intensive industries’ electricity costs than […]

Business backs Clegg’s green growth

UK plc gave Nick Clegg the nod yesterday after he launched his ‘green growth’ initiative. In a speech at the KPMG headquarters, Canary Wharf’s ‘greenest building’, The Deputy Prime Minister said decarbonising our economy was the “right thing to do, economically speaking.” He wasn’t the only one flying the green flag. The CBI agreed it […]

Exempt major energy users from Carbon tax

Energy intensive manufacturers should be exempt from the Carbon tax says the CBI otherwise we risk making the UK uncompetitive. In a new report published today, it said the Government had to ensure energy-intensive manufacturers are not undermined by rising costs and climate change energy policies. The report entitled Protecting the UK’s Foundations: a blueprint […]