Tag Archive for 'Edward Davey'

UK Energy Secretary says that UK needs to retain its global lead in offshore wind energy generation

November 6th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed a ringing endorsement of the wind, wave and tidal energy industries by the UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey at the trade association’s annual conference in Birmingham. Mr Davey used his speech to “confirm and reconfirm the UK Government’s commitment to renewable energy.” He described onshore wind as “a huge success story and we […]

UK Prime Minister formally opens world’s largest offshore wind farm

July 5th, 2013 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

UK Prime Minister David Cameron; Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change; and Greg Barker, UK Minister of State for Climate Change; attended the opening on 4 July 2013 of the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm off Margate, Kent. With 175 wind turbines, the London Array will be able to generate […]

UK government identifies offshore wind industry as a major engine of economic growth

January 15th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy sector, has welcomed the publication of the UK Government’s Call for Views for its Industrial Strategy, which identifies the offshore wind industry as a major engine of economic growth in Britain. By 2021, more than 47,000 people will be working in the UK’s […]

Can avoid worst impacts of climate change if emissions decline steeply

January 14th, 2013 by University of Reading

Tough limits on global emissions of greenhouse gases could avoid 20% to 65% of the damaging effects of climate change by 2100, according to research led by the University of Reading‘s Walker Institute and published in the paper ‘A global assessment of the effects of climate policy on the impacts of climate change‘ in the […]

Onshore wind farms have a role to play in funding community projects

December 19th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

Energy Secretary Edward Davey said that UK communities that host onshore wind farms could benefit from reduced electricity bills and investment in local infrastructure. The comments in September 2012 came alongside the launch of a call for evidence aimed at ensuring that communities secured financial, social and environmental benefit from hosting onshore wind farms. The […]

Energy & Climate Change Secretary hopes more countries will pledge at Doha to reduce carbon emissions

November 26th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

Speaking in advance of the UNFCCC COP18 climate change negotiations in Doha, starting on Monday 26 November 2012, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said “a global effort is needed if we are to achieve our climate goals – we need to pave the way for the new global deal while delivering more action […]

Britain and the USA to collaborate on floating wind turbine technology

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

Energy Ministers from 23 of the world’s leading economies will gather in London on 25 and 26 April 2012 for the third Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) conference to accelerate the transition to clean energy technologies. The Clean Energy Ministerial will be co-chaired by UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey and US Energy Secretary Dr Steven Chu. […]

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.