Tag Archive for 'Greg Barker'

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 […]

Greening the economy is a total necessity say UK Conservative MPs

January 8th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industry, has welcomed a call from an influential group of UK Conservative MPs to support the growth of renewable energy. Members of the 2020 group, made up of more than 60 Tory MPs, describe themselves as progressive and forward-looking Conservatives. It includes several […]

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to host largest public & private sector investors in low carbon industries.

December 16th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

UK Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker and CEO of UAE’s Masdar, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, announced a new roundtable for the world’s largest public and private sector investors in low carbon industries. The meeting, to be held on 14 January 2013 during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, aims to scale up investment to combat […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]