Energy Minister says Industrial Strategy must focus on UK’s green growth

Energy Minister Claire Perry believes the UK’s Industrial Strategy must focus on boosting and protecting the country’s rapid green growth progress. Speaking to ELN at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester yesterday, she said: “The energy sector, as we’ve just heard, has made huge progress, we’ve taken up our renewable percentage from something like 6% […]

Nick Hurd is new Climate Change Minister

Nick Hurd has been confirmed as the new Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry. Theresa May has officially confirmed the Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP’s new ministerial position at the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Mr Hurd will take responsibility for issues such as carbon budgets, climate science, international climate […]

First Ireland-Britain electricity link opened

The first electricity link to connect Ireland with Britain was officially opened last week. Developed by EirGrid, the ‘East West’ subsea interconnector has the capacity to transport 500MW of energy, enough to power around 300,000 homes. It is expected to improve security of supply and encourage the growth of renewable energy generation. At the official […]

Hendry: Energy Bill is due “within the next few days”

Speaking to Parliament Energy Minister Charles Hendry has confirmed the Energy Bill, announced recently in the Queen’s Speech, will be published “within the next few days.” Tim Yeo, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, challenged the Energy Minister that without imminent legislation UK nuclear had “no prospect.” Charles Hendry said: “I can […]

Barker talks up switching bills

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has talked up switching bills as a way to save money as part of the Big Energy Week campaign to promote consumer energy savings. According to Mr Barker, the “big snap” of cold weather UK is experiencing after a mild winter means people are worried about their bills. […]

EU wants to help Ukraine and Russia in gas pricing

The EU has reported its wish to assist Ukraine and Russia with gas pricing and transit negotiations. This follows the Energy Community treaty founded in 2006, which regulates energy relations and establishes common EU standards for member energy markets. European Energy Commissioner Oettinger during a conversation with Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Coal noted that […]

Greg Barker defends the Government’s green record

Climate Change Minister says Government had to cut FiTs

Malaysia goes for green transport

The Government of Kuala Lumpur is working towards expanding the use of hybrid and electric cars in Malaysia. It has landed an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure roadmap, which incorporates a vehicle-testing programme. Datuk Noriah Kasnon, Deputy Energy and Green Technology Minister said: “The government has taken various measures towards a more conducive environment for the use […]

£20m for marine tech

The UK government has pledged £20 million to go toward developing marine technologies. Expected to start next spring, the money will support two projects in testing prototypes in array formations- the final development stage in generating large scale electricity from marine power prior to commercial roll out. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “Marine power […]