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UK’s global lead in wave and tidal energy development at crucial stage

March 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

In a RenewableUK report, the UK’s wave and tidal energy industries warn that they will only be able to grow successfully if they get the right level of support from Government – otherwise Britain risks surrendering its world lead in marine energy. The study by RenewableUK says the biggest shake-up of the energy sector for […]

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 […]

More funds for developing wave and tidal power technology in Scotland

August 30th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, welcomed the announcement on the 29 August 2012 by the Scottish Government that it will provide nearly £8 million to help fund the testing of five prototype marine energy devices. The second round of WATERS funding, worth £7.9 million, will be […]

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 […]

Steps towards a low-carbon future

May 26th, 2011 by Vince Cable

Below are excerpts of a speech, “Steps towards a low-carbon future” given by Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, in Liverpool on 26 May 2011. —- The challenge of creating a low-carbon future is a pressing one, yet the thinking and analysis behind it are not new. I have never […]

Committee on Climate Change’s Renewable Energy Review highlights major role for renewables in meeting UK climate targets

May 9th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The Committee on Climate Change says that renewable energy should make a major contribution to decarbonising the UK economy over the next decades. The conclusions will be set out in the Committee’s Renewable Energy Review which was requested under the Coalition Agreement. The review concludes that a renewable energy share of around 30% by 2030 […]

Earth Hour message from the UK Prime Minister David Cameron

March 21st, 2011 by Prime Minister David Cameron

“I am delighted to send my very best to the WWF and this year’s Earth Hour.  At the heart of this initiative is one simple and yet profound idea – sharing responsibility holds the key to fighting climate change. Yes, of course, international co-operation and government action have vital roles to play.

UK government initiatives to enhance sustainable development and maximise economic growth

March 21st, 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP

This is a lightly edited transcript of the address to the SDUK conference on 17 March 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, UK Secretary of State, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. —— “Thank you very much for inviting me to this conference. We are happy to engage in this whole subject that so many […]

The UK government publishes a Carbon Action Plan and invites the UK public to give their views on its content

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

A cross-UK Government action plan on climate change backed by Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was launched on 8 March 2011 setting strict actions and deadlines for Whitehall. The Carbon Plan sets out what has to happen and by when if the UK Government is to live up to its […]