Zac Goldsmith promoted to Defra minister

The announcement is part of Boris Johnson’s mini reshuffle to his ministerial team following Brexit-induced resignations

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

I’d like to take this chance to say thanks to all of you for reading and watching ELN over the past year. What a year 2011 has been in terms of energy and in terms of our growth. Next week we’ll bring you a review of the year and you’ll see just how much has […]

Climate policy is at risk, claims Parliament’s green watchdog

Stable climate policy is being “undermined” by the review of the UK’s carbon budgets in 2014, claims Parliament’s green watchdog. A new report by MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee suggests that the planned review of the UK’s fourth carbon budget is politically motivated. The Government’s fourth carbon budget set stringent targets for the UK […]

Environmental Audit Committee poised to publish GIB report

The Environmental Audit Committee will publish its report on The Green Investment Bank on Friday. The committee, which is chaired by Joan Walley and includes Zac Goldsmith and Caroline Lucas, heard evidence over three sessions into the pros and cons of the bank. Among those giving evidence were Jonny Mulligan, chief executive of the Environmental […]

Environmental committee to scrutinise Localism Bill

The Environmental Audit Committee will this afternoon hold a one-off evidence session on the government’s Localism Bill. The session will specifically focus on whether the Bill should include a ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’ and how this should be defined. This ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’ was part of the coalition’s proposal to […]

MPs show support for hot air

MPs, campaigners and key figures in the renewables world were supporting the Renewable Energy Association yesterday in its call on the government to honour the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive. Standing in front of a balloon filled by power from a solar panel, with a sign reading ‘Heating is half the C02 problem’, the […]