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Press release: Ineos awarded license for onshore oil and gas exploration

Sun, 28/09/2014
DECC has given the go ahead to major chemicals giant Ineos to take a majority share in an onshore oil and gas licence block in Scotland by taking over BG’s interest (51%).

News story: Government to remove barriers to onshore oil and gas and deep geothermal exploration

Thu, 25/09/2014
By removing barriers to deep underground drilling access we are speeding up oil and gas and deep geothermal energy exploration.

News story: Energy trends and prices statistical release: 25 September 2014

Thu, 25/09/2014
The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 25 September 2014 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Press release: UK energy statistics: statistical press release - September 2014

Thu, 25/09/2014
Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices published.

Speech: UK statement to the 2014 International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference

Wed, 24/09/2014
Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office delivered the UK statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference, Vienna, Austria

Press release: UK hails successful start to 15 months of climate diplomacy

Wed, 24/09/2014
The UN summit on climate change has “successfully fires the starting gun” to a critical fifteen months of climate diplomacy, according to UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey.

Press release: DECC announces National Nuclear Laboratory Non-Executive appointees

Wed, 24/09/2014
Energy and Climate Change Minister, Baroness Verma, today announced the appointment of Non-Executive Directors of the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

Press release: Masdar to invest more than £525 million in Dudgeon offshore wind farm

Wed, 24/09/2014
Abu Dhabi-owned green energy giant Masdar has confirmed that it will invest £525 million for a 35% stake in the planned Dudgeon offshore wind farm, alongside Norweigan partners Statoil and Stakraft.

Speech: UN Climate Summit 2014: David Cameron’s remarks

Tue, 23/09/2014
David Cameron spoke about addressing climate change through global action at the UN Climate Summit 2014.

Government response: Joint statement on REDD+

Tue, 23/09/2014
Joint Statement on REDD+ by Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Nations Climate Summit, 23 September, 2014

Press release: Renewed support to reduce emissions through protecting the world’s forests

Tue, 23/09/2014
Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom, three of the largest supporters of forest conservation, announced today their continued financial commitment to REDD+, or reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

News story: United Nations General Assembly 2014

Mon, 22/09/2014
The Prime Minister led a delegation to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

Speech: Speech to the Elmhurst Energy Conference

Fri, 19/09/2014
Baroness Verma's speech on energy efficiency to the Elmhurst Energy Conference for energy and sustainability professionals.

Government response: New Climate Economy report

Tue, 16/09/2014
Edward Davey's response to the publication of the New Climate Economy report: ‘Better Growth, Better Climate’.

News story: Energy Minister backs buy heating oil early campaign

Wed, 10/09/2014
Energy Minister Matt Hancock is backing a campaign encouraging heating oil users to stock up early before winter sets in.

Speech: The UK government’s vision for a global climate deal

Tue, 09/09/2014
Speech by Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey setting out the UK government’s new vision for a global climate deal in Paris 2015.

Press release: Prosperity and growth hand in hand with carbon reduction

Tue, 09/09/2014
UK government sets out vision for global climate deal in Paris 2015.

Statement to Parliament: Publication of Paris 2015: Securing our prosperity through a Global Climate Change Agreement

Tue, 09/09/2014
Statement by Edward Davey on the publication of 'Paris 2015: Securing our prosperity through a Global Climate Change Agreement'.

Speech: Speech to Powering Up!

Thu, 04/09/2014
Edward Davey speaks at the Powering Up! conference for local authorities and community energy groups.

News story: Non-domestic RHI events and roadshows

Thu, 04/09/2014
To help the commercial, industrial, public sector, not for profit sectors and community generators of renewable heat as well as the energy supply chain, DECC will be giving a series of talks and attending events this Autumn.