Government bats off decarbonisation target vote – only just

The Government has fought off a vote to bring in a 2030 target to decarbonise the power sector – but only just. Yesterday the Energy Bill was presented in the House of Commons for the third time but MPs voted against an amendment forcing the Government to set the target in 2014, earlier than intended. […]

Government’s Energy Bill a ‘missed opportunity’

The UK Government’s long awaited legislation is a “missed opportunity” and does not put the country towards a sustainable future. That’s according to the chief of The Climate Group, responding to the details of the Energy Bill announced by DECC earlier today. The Government revealed there would be a delay in setting a decarbonisation target […]

LEDs could save 85% energy

Street lights using LED can save as much as 85% energy compared to conventional lighting, according to new research. The study also claims LEDs could save 670 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year. The report ‘Lighting the Clean Revolution: The Rise of LED Street Lighting and What it Means for Cities’ was launched […]

China could drive low carbon ‘revolution’

China could potentially drive a new global low carbon ‘revolution’ but it needs the help of the international community, according to a new report. UK Researchers at the Climate Group and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) suggested investment in the low carbon economy could also help tackle the world’s financial crisis by creating millions […]

Business clamours for detail on EMR after Queen’s Speech

Businesses are clamouring for more detail on the Electricity Market Reform after it was confirmed in the Queen’s Speech today. Referring to the Energy Bill in her speech this morning, the UK’s head of state said the Government “will propose reform of the electricity market to deliver secure, clean and affordable electricity and ensure prices […]