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Time to reinstate DECC?

Former Secretary of State for Energy Sir Ed Davey has dismissed the idea of recreating the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). His rebuttal follows in the wake of rumours that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is about to reverse the decision taken by his predecessor Theresa May in July 2016 to abolish DECC, as […]

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DECC confirms degression plan for RHI

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today confirmed its long term plans for the non-domestic RHI. Planned alterations to the scheme, which DECC says are designed to control costs, include a fixed annual budget and an automatic degression regime which will see tariffs drop with deployment in a similar way to the Feed-in Tariff. […]

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Support for gas power criticised

The government’s own climate change advisors have hit out at support levels shown by ministers for the continued use of gas in the UK’s future energy mix.  With a £500m tax break being handed to offshore gas drilling projects in the North Sea and the exploration of shale gas high on the agenda, The Committee […]

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New Green Deal measures announced

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced the next steps of Green Deal prior to its official launch in October. In addition to the creation of a new Green Deal Quality Mark to show consumers who is authorised to undertake energy efficiency work in the scheme, registration is now open to Green Deal Providers, […]

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DECC publishes UK energy statistics

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published a summary of the UK’s energy statistics for the year 2011. It indicates that electricity from renewable sources increased by 33 percent on a year earlier and accounted for 9.4 percent of total UK electricity generation (34.4 TWh). Much of the increase installed capacity resulted […]

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Government committed to green growth, says Barker

  Climate change minister Greg Barker has used his address to the Micropower Council’s summer reception to reaffirm the government’s commitment to renewables. In addition to commenting on financial incentives required to boost the industry, Barker also stressed the importance of tackling non-financial barriers to uptake and provided an update on forthcoming initiatives.  He said: “I want to […]

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UK ranked first for energy efficiency

The UK has been ranked first by the inaugral international energy efficiency scorecard. Compiled by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the UK beat off competition from another 12 major economies including Germany, Japan, Italy and France. The nations were scored in 27 categories with a possible top score of 100. Although […]

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Greg Barker defends FiT appeal

Energy Minister Greg Barker has defended the Government’s legal move to appeal to the Supreme Court over the Feed-in Tariff fiasco. The MP said the Department for Energy and Climate Change was forced to act on the assumption it would save an additional £1.5 billion being spent on the FiTs programme. In a written answer […]

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Government submits final FiT appeal

Energy Ministers have submitted their final appeal in an attempt to overturn a High Court ruling that cuts to the Feed-in Tariff were unlawful. Lawyers acting on behalf of the Department for Energy and Climate Change submitted the paperwork yesterday two days ahead of a deadline set from their last Court of Appeal defeat. Because […]

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New energy secretary to publish consultation results

New Energy Secretary Ed Davey must announce steps to safeguard the 29,000 solar jobs currently threatened by disastrous Government proposals to reform the solar subsidy scheme when he publishes the results of a public consultation into the plans on Thursday (9 February), says Friends of the Earth.   The environmental campaigning charity warns that rapid […]

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