Tag Archive for 'John Hayes'

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 […]

Scotland’s massive wave and tidal energy potential will create jobs

October 31st, 2012 by RenewableUK

John Hayes, the UK’s Energy Minister, and Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland, highlighted the enormous economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy, in speeches at RenewableUK’s annual conference in Glasgow. Mr Salmond announced a new target of generating the equivalent of 50% of Scotland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2015, on the way […]

UK Energy Minister highlights smart grid solutions at Ecoislands Summit

October 18th, 2012 by Ecoisland

John Hayes, the Minister of State for Energy, provided the keynote address at the Ecoislands Global Summit 2012, which was sponsored by IBM and supported by Cable&Wireless Worldwide. John Hayes addressed an audience of community leaders, islands representatives, sustainability experts, UK government ministers, and technology companies. He spoke about the role that local initiatives play […]