Government to invest £1.7bn in a new large-scale nuclear power station

The Autumn Budget confirms that the government remains in “active negotiations” with EDF about Sizewell C

Industry reacts to the government’s ‘levelling up’ Budget

Did the slashing of duty on fruit cider overshadow the ‘green ambition’ of the Autumn Budget? What does the industry think?

Households ‘to be offered £5,000 to ditch gas boilers’

Boris Johnsons is set to announce a 2035 ban on all new gas boilers

Welsh Government seeks UK funding to keep coal tips safe

It is calling on Westminster to ‘share responsibility’ and allocate funding as more than 40% of all of the UK’s coal tips are located in Wales, with many classed as high risk

Spending Round 2019: Chancellor pledges £60m for air quality and net zero goal

Sajid Javid said leaving the EU provides an opportunity for Britain to set ‘world leading’ environmental standards

Spending Review: The good and bad for energy sector

Chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review announced earlier this week has been welcomed by some in the energy sector but others feel he has taken a step back. The energy intensive industry described his announcement as “positive news” as it will be exempt from green taxes. Jeremy Nicholson, Director at the Energy Intensive Users Group told ELN: “It doesn’t […]

Industry reaction to the Spending Review

  ELN talks to the energy industry to get their reaction following Chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review announcement.

DECC’s budget cut ‘will make life difficult’

The cuts to DECC’s budget announced as part of the Spending Review yesterday “will make life difficult”. That’s according to Shadow Energy Minister Alan Whitehead. It follows Chancellor George Osborne cutting the budget by 22%. Mr Whitehead said: “There are some good signs in terms of the development of funding for district heating networks but overall [there are] a […]

Shadow Energy Minister Alan Whitehead on Spending Review

  ELN Editor Sumit Bose talks to Shadow Energy Minister Alan Whitehead about Chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review and what it means for energy.

Spending Review receives mixed reaction

Chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review has received mixed reactions from the energy industry. His announcement included replacing the Energy Company Obligation with a “cheaper” efficiency scheme, cutting DECC’s budget by 22%. Funding for the renewables and nuclear industry has also been increased and the government has pledged to back fracking. It has been labelled “nonsensical” by Greenpeace. Policy Director, Doug Parr […]