Tag Archive for 'department of energy and climate change'

The Crown Estate launches Wave & Tidal Knowledge Network website

April 25th, 2013 by The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate has launched a the Wave and Tidal Knowledge Network website to support industry collaboration in the emerging wave and tidal industry. The website will make it easier for organisations to share information with each other and help deliver industry growth. The coverage of the Knowledge Network is broad, and includes such topics as […]

UK on track for 15% of its energy to be from renewable energy by 2020

December 26th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed the publication of the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap Update by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Update states that the UK is on track to meet its first interim target on the way towards generating 15% […]

Britain receiving over ten percent of its electricity from renewable energy

December 24th, 2012 by RenewableUK

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published statistics showing that renewable energy is playing an increasingly significant role in powering UK homes and business. The amount of UK electricity generated from renewable sources increased to 11.7% in the third quarter of 2012, up from 9.1% in the same period last year, due to […]

Cutting electricity use with energy efficiency measures is cheaper than generating more electricity

November 29th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UK Government has published proposals to dramatically reduce electricity demand across the whole UK economy. Cutting the amount of electricity used in Britain’s homes, businesses and industry can be much cheaper than paying firms to supply it; saving money through lower bills and reducing the need for new generation capacity. Just a 10% reduction […]

Solar Power UK trade show at NEC from 2 to 4 October 2012

September 25th, 2012 by Events

Solar Power UK takes place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, from 2 to 4 October 2012. Over 5,000 people are expected to visit the UK’s largest solar trade show. The event will see 175 exhibitors showcase the most innovative products and services the solar market provides. Exhibitors, including Trina Solar, SMA Solar UK, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]