Tag Archive for 'Chris Huhne'

Companies planning £2.5 billion of investment in UK renewable energy

December 29th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has revealed more evidence of the economic benefits of renewable energy as he reaffirmed the UK government coalition’s commitment to meeting European Union renewable energy targets. This came as the UK published an update on progress to source 15% of all energy from renewable […]

Global agreement on a roadmap to a legally binding climate treaty

December 11th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UN climate talks in South Africa have been heralded a success after a climate change deal was struck in the early hours of Sunday morning. One hundred and ninety-four parties have spent the past two weeks in Durban discussing how to cut emissions to limit global temperature rise to below two degrees to avoid […]

UK MET office publishes scientific assessment of climate change

December 5th, 2011 by Met Office Hadley Centre

The results of a major new scientific assessment of climate change were published on 5 December 2011, highlighting the changes the world has already seen and the impacts it could face if global temperature changes are not limited. The assessment commissioned by Chris Huhne, the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and […]

UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change says that renewable energy technologies will deliver a third industrial revolution

November 5th, 2011 by Rt Hon Chris Huhne Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

“I’m delighted to be here at Renewable UK’s annual conference. Our location is rather appropriate. Manchester was the thumping heart of the first industrial revolution. This was the world’s first industrial city. It is home to the first industrial canal, and the world’s oldest railway station. The foundations for our prosperity were laid here. The […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, makes the case for renewable energy

October 26th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

In an outspoken attack on “green economy deniers”, Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, speaking at the RenewableUK Conference in Manchester, put the spotlight on the economic benefits to Britain of investing in green energy. He pointed to more than a hundred announcements in this financial year alone that add up to […]

RenewableUK’s Annual Conference in Manchester from 25 to 27 October 2011

October 14th, 2011 by RenewableUK

The UK’s premier renewable energy event, RenewableUK 2011, is taking place in Manchester from 25 to 27 October 2011. More than five thousand people will be attending the wind and marine energy trade association’s 33rd annual conference and exhibition at the MCCC (Manchester Central Convention Complex). Three hundred companies will be exhibiting, and representatives from […]

Friends of the Earth welcomes UK government acceptance of 4th carbon budget but concerned about ‘get-out clause’

May 17th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Confirmation on 17 May 2011 that the UK Government will accept its climate advisors’ call for significant cuts in UK carbon emissions by 2027 has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth – but the group warns that a ‘get-out clause’, which would enable Ministers to weaken UK climate targets if EU nations do not […]

UK proposes to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2025

May 17th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

A limit on the total amount of greenhouse gases to be emitted by the UK between 2023 to 2027 has been proposed to cut Britain’s emissions by 50% from 1990 levels and highlighting the Government’s commitment to being the greenest government ever. Today’s proposal, set out by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, is […]

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change to ensure all rented properties meet minimum ‘E’ energy efficiency rating by April 2018

May 10th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has today announced plans to introduce regulations to ensure that all landlords would face minimum energy efficiency standards under the Green Deal. Under the proposals, announced at Second Reading of the Energy Bill: From April 2016 landlords will not be able to refuse reasonable requests from tenants, […]

Chris Huhne and six other EU Ministers call for 30 percent EU emissions cut

March 14th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The EU Commission’s 2050 low-carbon roadmap released last week needs to raise Europe’s sights beyond its current 2020 emission reduction targets. While the EU has agreed that emissions must be reduced by at least 80 percent by the middle of the century, it has not so far set out how to do it. We believe […]