Energy department unscathed by reshuffle – but new faces at Defra

The Department of Energy and Climate Change escaped unscathed from Downing Street’s reshuffle yesterday. With the ever-changing line-up of ministers at DECC a common complaint in the energy sector, there will be sighs of relief to see the same team installed. Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s position was fairly secure as a Lib Dem in the […]

Shelved Severn Barrage back on the cards?

David Cameron has asked officials to look at the possibility of reviving plans for a hydropower project across the estuary of the Severn, Britain’s longest river. Number 10 is said to be considering the Severn Barrage project again, which was originally shelved in 2010 after potential costs of £20-30million on top of environmental concerns forced […]

Work and Pensions staff slash energy use

October’s energy battle between government departments is over, and while the final month’s statistics have not yet been revealed, the Department of Work and Pensions was on Friday sitting on top of the league table. The competition was launched by David Cameron to add weight to his assertion that his would be “the greenest government […]