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News story: UK’s first ever auction to reduce demand on electricity takes place today

Thu, 29/01/2015
The UK’s first ever Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) auction is taking place today.

News story: 2 million families and pensioners to get money off energy bills

Thu, 29/01/2015
2 million low-income and vulnerable households will get £140 off their energy bills, thanks to the Warm Home Discount scheme.

News story: Energy trends and prices statistical release: 29 January 2015

Thu, 29/01/2015
The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 29 January 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Speech: Energy storage innovation showcase

Wed, 28/01/2015
Amber Rudd address to the electricity storage network annual conference to highlight the benefits of low carbon innovation to UK energy security and the level of UK involvement in the expanding & global energy storage industry.

Speech: The Prospects for Paris

Wed, 28/01/2015
Edward Davey speech on the prospects for a global deal at the UNFCC climate conference in Paris, December 2015.

Speech: Launch of the 2050 Global Calculator

Wed, 28/01/2015
Edward Davey speech at the launch of the 2050 Global Calculator.

News story: World-leading auctions for low carbon projects to begin in UK

Wed, 28/01/2015
The government is making an extra £25 million of funding available in world leading auctions for low carbon support, following high levels of demand for contracts.

Press release: World can cut carbon emissions and live well

Wed, 28/01/2015
Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows.

News story: Shale developments to be banned in all UK national parks

Tue, 27/01/2015
The Government yesterday announced a commitment to ban fracking in National Parks.

Statement to Parliament: Second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM)

Tue, 27/01/2015
Statement by Baroness Verma on the announcement of the second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM).

News story: Win a share of £100k and cut your energy bills

Mon, 26/01/2015
A share of £100,000 is up for grabs as part of a new community energy competition launched today by Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Edward Davey.

News story: Government seeks views on a new contract negotiation process for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

Fri, 23/01/2015
Views are being sought from stakeholders on the approach the government would take if it decides to enter into Contract for Difference (CFD) negotiations for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in South Wales.

Press release: Government schemes make winter warmer for one million homes

Thu, 22/01/2015
Energy efficiency measures reach one million homes milestone - four months ahead of the March 2015 target.

News story: £7m boost to heat industry innovation

Tue, 20/01/2015
Government competition to boost innovation in the heat industry, drive down energy bills and cut carbon emissions in the UK.

Press release: Environment Agency grants shale gas permit for Preston New Road

Fri, 16/01/2015
Environment Agency grants Cuadrilla environmental permits for shale gas exploration. Strong environmental standards are in place.

News story: Edward Davey asks new Oil and Gas Authority CEO to lead urgent commission into North Sea industry

Thu, 15/01/2015
Edward Davey is visiting Aberdeen for talks with oil and gas industry leaders against a backdrop of the recent dramatic slide in world oil prices.

Press release: January energy detox: leaner tariffs in half the time

Wed, 14/01/2015
Switching energy supplier could save many people around £300 – and some could save more – off their bills, and it’s now quicker to do than ever before.

Statement to Parliament: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Tue, 13/01/2015
Statement by Edward Davey on Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announcement of a change to its commercial model at Sellafield.

Press release: Future management of Sellafield announcement

Tue, 13/01/2015
New, simplified management arrangements to be introduced at Sellafield to ensure the long-term success of the clean-up programme.

News story: Response to Daily Mail article on wind turbines

Wed, 07/01/2015
Daily Mail’s article ‘New wind turbine farce’ on Friday 2nd January misleads its readers as it uses old statistics on renewables.