Lord Ian Duncan becomes UK’s Minister for Climate Change

His responsibilities now include leading climate science and innovation, as well as advances in smart metering and clean heat

Boris Johnson: ‘Future will be clean, green and prosperous’

He said the UK would lead the world in delivering the 2050 net-zero target and promised the UK would be the home of electric cars and planes

Michael Gove: ‘World must reverse nature’s decline in 2020’

The Environment Secretary says there is a political, economic and moral need to improve the state of the planet for future generations

Labour Party appoints first Shadow Minister for Climate Justice and Green Jobs

The role will see her will liaise with climate protest movements across the UK and work to ensure good green jobs follow the transition to a low carbon energy system

Majority of UK public ‘want urgent political action to tackle climate change’

In a new poll, 71% of people want their MP to back ambitious plans to protect nature and curb rising temperatures

Former Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom drops out of leadership race

She secured only 11 votes during the first round of voting from MPs, meaning she was eliminated from the running

Guest Blog: Haydn Young – Communication lessons from President Trump

What useful lessons can we learn from his communication style?

Politics, energy & Brexit at EL2016

Missed Energy Live 2016? Watch the full ‘Politics, energy & Brexit’ debate with panel members Former Energy Secretary Ed Davey, Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister Alan Whitehead, investment expert Andrew Buglass and Mike Huggins of Frontier Economics.  

New government needs to be green

The new government has been urged to act quickly to secure clean energy supplies and take the environment seriously by UK charities and businesses. RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said: “We hope that one of the new Government’s priorities will be to act quickly to secure our home-grown energy supplies based on clean sources including […]

US diplomat named IEA Deputy Executive Director

A senior United States diplomat will be the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Paul Simons, who has a background in energy and economic policy, will take up his new position on 8th July this year. The IEA is an independent organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its […]