UK 'working hard' to cut emissions and tackle climate change

The UK Government is “working hard” to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change in a bid to reach its target of achieving 80% of reduction by 2050, Ed Davey insisted. The Energy Secretary was responding to a report published by the Environmental Audit Committee today on the progress of the UK’s current and future […]

Government’s EMR ‘lacks long-terms vision’ for power sector

Campaigners have warned the Government’s electricity market reform (EMR) still fail to provide enough information on how it plans to deliver a decarbonised electricity network. WWF welcomed the clarity DECC provided in the draft proposal yesterday for the development of renewable projects to be built over the next five years but said the EMR lacks […]

Nuclear isn’t the only way to hit climate targets

The Government should not underestimate the “huge potential” of energy efficiency and renewable energy to meet climate targets especially in light of the uncertainty of new nuclear power. That’s what WWF believes in response to today’s Energy and Climate Change Committee’s report, which suggested new nuclear power stations are essential if the UK is to […]

Gas generation ‘threat’ to decarbonisation goal

The UK Government’s plans for more gas generation could be a “threat” to the country’s decarbonisation goal. That’s the concern of environmental group WWF, following Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s announcement yesterday where he called for more investment in gas at the GasTech conference in London. He said it would be “consistent” with Britain’s plans to […]

Household bills to rise by £200 for nuclear power

Household bills are expected to rise by £200 per year following today’s Energy Bill announcement. Campaigners say the rise will be used for nuclear power in a bid to improve energy security in the future. Fuel poverty organisations are concerned about the soaring costs of nuclear power as they claim this will have a huge […]