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Statement to Parliament: Outcome of the strategic environmental assessment

7 hours 41 min ago
Statement by Baroness Verma on the outcome of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) which has been conducted for further onshore licensing.

Press release: New onshore licensing round opens

9 hours 24 min ago
Ministers today opened the bidding process for companies seeking licences to explore for onshore oil and gas, to help discover how the gas under our feet can help power our homes.

Press release: Applications to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund close

Thu, 24/07/2014
Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed for applications with immediate effect.

Press release: New long-term plan to safely dispose of radioactive waste

Thu, 24/07/2014
Today the Government launched a new long-term plan to deal permanently with the country’s radioactive waste.

Statement to Parliament: Publication of Implementing Geological Disposal White Paper 2014

Thu, 24/07/2014
Statement by Edward Davey on the publication of a white paper on geological disposal.

Press release: Biomass calculator launched

Thu, 24/07/2014
Launch of scientific calculator that investigates the impact on carbon emissions of biomass sourced from North America to produce electricity.

Press release: Over £200 million boost for renewables

Thu, 24/07/2014
Renewable energy projects to compete for a budget of over £200 million a year, as part of reforms to the electricity market.

Press release: Green Deal Home Improvement Fund reaches £50 million milestone in six weeks

Tue, 22/07/2014
An impressive response to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has seen more than £43million worth of vouchers issued.

Statement to Parliament: Future fuel poverty framework: target, strategy and advisory group

Tue, 22/07/2014
Written Ministerial Statement by Edward Davey on the future fuel poverty framework.

Press release: Cutting the cost of keeping warm to tackle fuel poverty

Tue, 22/07/2014
Future governments will be required by law to help fight fuel poverty.

Statement to Parliament: Review of the Fourth Carbon Budget

Tue, 22/07/2014
Statement by Edward Davey on the Fourth Carbon Budget

News story: New world refrigerator ecodesign investigation

Thu, 17/07/2014
Conclusion to the NMO investigation of energy labelling on refrigerators reveals abuses of tolerances.

Speech: Speech to the CBI Energy Conference 2014

Thu, 17/07/2014
Edward Davey speech to the CBI Energy Conference 2014.

Press release: Boost for business energy efficiency and electricity sector investment

Thu, 17/07/2014
Business, industry and other organisations will get help to cut their energy costs with £10 million available this year to improve efficiency and reduce energy demand.

Press release: UK calls for major changes to EU’s “cap and trade” emissions system

Wed, 16/07/2014
The UK is calling for major reforms to improve the emissions “cap and trade” system put in place by the European Union since 2005 to tackle climate change.

Press release: Government commits £15m to kickstart new regulator in response to Wood Review

Wed, 16/07/2014
The Government today announced it would contribute short term funding of £15 million over five years to help kickstart the establishment of a new regulatory body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry.

Press release: Rampion offshore wind farm gets go ahead from Government, supporting over 750 jobs

Wed, 16/07/2014
Rampion offshore wind farm off the coast of Sussex has today been given consent from the government to go ahead.

News story: Edward Davey statement on DECC's new ministers

Tue, 15/07/2014
Edward Davey's statement following the appointment of new DECC ministers Matthew Hancock and Amber Rudd.

News story: £500,000 investment energises renewable energy community groups

Mon, 14/07/2014
Over £500,000 has been assigned to help rural community energy projects across England.

Speech: Speech to the Smart Energy GB Launch Event

Wed, 09/07/2014
Secretary of State Edward Davey speech to the Smart Energy GB Launch Event.