Tag Archive for 'DECC'

Ilika plc gets Carbon Trust equity investment to produce lower cost high performing fuel cell component

September 23rd, 2012 by Carbon Trust

Ilika plc (AIM: IKA), the advanced cleantech materials discovery company, received an equity investment of £149,380 from the Carbon Trust, through its Polymer Fuel Cells Challenge programme (PFCC), to support the commercialisation of Ilika’s proprietary high performing electro-catalysts for use in fuel cell vehicles. Ilika issued 271,600 new ordinary 1p shares at an issue price […]

UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry visits Alderney Renewable Energy

April 30th, 2012 by Alderney Renewable Energy Ltd

Charles Hendry, Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) visited Alderney to meet members of the management team of Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE). ARE has ambitious plans for developing tidal power in the coastal waters around Alderney.

A nuclear panacea?

February 10th, 2012 by George Monbiot

Duncan Clark’s article, New generation of nuclear reactors could consume radioactive waste as fuel, published in The Guardian on 2 February 2012 should cause even the most determined anti-nuclear campaigner to think long and hard about the choices that confront us. He reveals that Dr David McKay, chief scientific adviser to the UK government’s Department of […]

PwC analyses UK government’s announcement on Feed in Tariffs

February 9th, 2012 by PwC

Daniel Guttmann, Director, Renewables and Cleantech, PwC, in analysing the implications of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change‘s (DECC) announcement on ‘improvements to the feed-in tariffs scheme‘ published on 9 February 2012, said “overall, the  announcement is somewhat of a mixed bag for the industry.” “It’s positive news that the proposals are beginning […]

DECC’s new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office spearheads UK’s energy efficiency policy

February 8th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

A new offensive on cutting energy waste was launched by UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey, with the creation of a dedicated team within DECC assembled to spearhead energy efficiency policy and make it more relevant to people’s everyday lives.

UK Climate Change Minister Greg Barker launches South West Marine Energy Park

January 23rd, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The South West has today been named as the UK’s first Marine Energy Park, firmly placing the region on the international map for leadership in marine renewable energy. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker made the announcement on a visit to Bristol where he met with key members of the new initiative. The South West Marine […]

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 […]

UK offshore wind power generates substantially more electicity

December 25th, 2011 by RenewableUK

The latest UK Government figures on the amount of electricity generated by wind power have been welcomed by RenewableUK, the country’s largest renewable energy trade association, as proof of the increasingly significant contribution wind energy makes to UK households. Statistics for the third quarter of 2011, released by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate […]

RenewableUK CEO Maria McCaffery outlines successes and challenges for UK renewable energy industry

November 3rd, 2011 by RenewableUK

Tony Juniper has recently accepted the role of Chairman of our new grassroots campaign, Action for Renewables, which brings together businesses, trade unions, NGOs, parliamentarians, and activists in a group that is dedicated to the expansion of all forms of renewable energy. It is also a great pleasure to introduce to you, Matthew Chinn, Managing […]

Renewable energy sources could meet from 60 to 90% of the UK’s electricity demand by 2030

October 28th, 2011 by WWF

The report “Positive Energy: how renewable electricity can transform the UK by 2030” by WWF has said that renewable sources of energy could meet between 60 to 90% of the UK’s electricity demand by 2030, and recommends that the UK government sets its target at no less than 60% for renewable energy generation to provide […]