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News story: Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 27 August 2015

Thu, 27/08/2015
The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 27 August 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

News story: New onshore oil and gas blocks to be offered

Tue, 18/08/2015
The Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) – the UK’s oil and gas regulator – today announced that 27 onshore blocks from the 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round will be formally offered to companies.

News story: Faster decision making on shale gas for economic growth and energy security

Thu, 13/08/2015
Shale gas planning applications will be fast-tracked through a new, dedicated planning process, under measures announced today.

News story: Minister of State visits Doe Green IGas site

Thu, 06/08/2015
Andrea Leadsom has today visited the IGas site at Doe Green, Warrington, to see what a potential hydraulic fracturing site would look like.

News story: Offshore wind farm gets the go ahead

Wed, 05/08/2015
Planning consent was given today for construction of an offshore windfarm off the UK North East coast.

News story: Official response to provisional CMA report

Sun, 02/08/2015
The Government has today laid out its response to the Competition and Markets Authority Provisional Findings on the state of the UK energy market.

News story: Statistical press release: Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2015

Thu, 30/07/2015
Statistical press release to announce the publication of the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) and 3 other key publications

News story: Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 30 July 2015

Thu, 30/07/2015
The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 30 July 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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.