Theresa May outlines green plans and plastic bans

Theresa May has laid out a 25-year plan for reducing waste and tackling climate change. In a landmark speech this morning, the Prime Minister promised to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 and set up a £7 billion fund for developing innovative alternatives and new recycling techniques. As part of the phase-out, she plans to […]

Hinkley signals ‘start of nuclear renaissance’

Energy Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe believes the approval of Hinkley Point C signals “the start of a nuclear renaissance”. Speaking at an event this week, she said the decision is a vital demonstration to the rest of the world that the UK is open for business in the aftermath of Brexit. She told the audience the delayed and […]

Lisa Nandy wants to ‘democratise energy’

Shadow Energy Secretary Lisa Nandy aims to “democratise” the energy sector. Speaking today at the Labour party conference in Brighton, Ms Nandy said she is determined to work with local government to push “for a clean energy boom” and affordable energy prices. She added: “The actions of this government have left the poorest households in Britain […]

Editorial – value the key to policy?

John Hayes seems a good bloke. Now I don’t know him at all but you get a feeling after 24 years of journalism about how a person is just from a short speech. Today the Minister with more personality than is normally allowed in Westminster gave a short speech where he said his job was […]

Ed Davey takes questions at Energy Live 2012

See the Energy Secretary face tough questions from the audience at Energy Live 2012

Green scepticism of Huhne crackdown

Ecotricity founder, Dale Vince, has criticised electricity regulator Ofgem for not acting on the Big Six. His comments come in response to today’s party conference speech by Energy Secretary Chris Huhne in which he vowed to get tougher with major suppliers. Mr Vince said:”The big six behave badly and everybody knows it. I’m sceptical Ofgem […]