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Press release: New offshore oil and gas exploration licences awarded

Mon, 27/07/2015
Oil and gas exploration on the UK Continental Shelf received a welcome boost today when the Oil and Gas Authority – the UK oil and gas regulator – announced the remaining winners from the 28th Offshore Licensing Round.

News story: Combatting climate change: a vital safety net for families and businesses

Fri, 24/07/2015
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd sets out why action on climate change matters to households and the economy.

Speech: Secretary of State speech on Climate Change

Fri, 24/07/2015
Secretary of State Amber Rudd's speech to the Aviva conference, ‘Climate Change: The Financial Implications'.

Press release: Green Deal Finance Company funding to end

Thu, 23/07/2015
In light of low take-up and concerns about industry standards there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company, in a move to protect taxpayers.

News story: Two new gas power stations given green light

Thu, 23/07/2015
Two new power plants have been granted planning consent as the Government continues to attract investment in new energy infrastructure.

Statement to Parliament: Levy Control Framework cost controls

Wed, 22/07/2015
Written Ministerial Statement to the Lords on the Levy Control Framework.

Press release: Controlling the cost of renewable energy

Wed, 22/07/2015
Renewable energy subsidies revised to ensure consumers are protected from higher energy bills.

News story: Preesall underground gas storage facility receives planning consent

Fri, 17/07/2015
The Energy Minister Lord Bourne today granted planning consent for the Preesall Underground Gas Storage Facility project.

News story: Government defines Protected Areas for shale developments

Thu, 16/07/2015
Areas to be excluded from underground fracking activities have been set out by the Government today, through draft regulations that define the protected areas in which fracking will be prohibited.

News story: National Grid winter outlook report

Wed, 15/07/2015
National Grid have published their winter outlook report.

News story: Energy Bill to support energy security

Fri, 10/07/2015
Energy Bill to back investment and support jobs in North Sea oil and gas.

News story: Green Growth Group Statement: EU ETS Phase IV

Thu, 09/07/2015
Green Growth Group Ministers issued the following joint statement on 9 July 2015.

Government response: Secretary of State response to the CMA's provisional findings

Tue, 07/07/2015
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published provisional findings from its investigation into the energy market.

Statement to Parliament: Renewable Heat Incentive: Amendement regulations 2015

Mon, 06/07/2015
Written Ministerial Statement on RHI amendment regulations by Lord Bourne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Speech: Andrea Leadsom’s Speech to the Nuclear Industry Association

Tue, 30/06/2015
Minister of State Andrea Leadsom's speech at the Nuclear Industry Association conference.

News story: Smart Energy GB Chair completes term

Mon, 29/06/2015
After two years at the helm of Smart Energy GB, Baroness McDonagh has completed her term as Chair of the organisation.

News story: DECC sets out its Capacity Market parameters for 2019/20 auction

Mon, 29/06/2015
DECC sets out its Capacity Market parameters for 2019/20 auction.

Speech: Association of Decentralised Energy speech

Thu, 25/06/2015
Speech by Lord Bourne at the Association of Decentralised Energy President's reception

News story: UK energy statistics: statistical press release - June 2015

Thu, 25/06/2015
Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices published.

News story: Energy trends and prices statistical release: 25 June 2015

Thu, 25/06/2015
The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 25 June 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.