Tag Archive for 'UK Department of Energy and Climate Change'

UK wind turbines have capacity to power more than 4.5 million homes

March 6th, 2013 by RenewableUK

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change statistics show that UK wind energy output increased by 33% in 2012 compared to 2011 due to the extra capacity provided by new UK wind farms going operational onshore and offshore. The figures show that wind power generated 5.5% of the UK’s electricity needs in 2012, up from […]

PwC analyses UK government’s announcement on Feed in Tariffs

February 9th, 2012 by PwC

Daniel Guttmann, Director, Renewables and Cleantech, PwC, in analysing the implications of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change‘s (DECC) announcement on ‘improvements to the feed-in tariffs scheme‘ published on 9 February 2012, said “overall, the  announcement is somewhat of a mixed bag for the industry.” “It’s positive news that the proposals are beginning […]

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 […]

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 […]

RenewableUK CEO Maria McCaffery outlines successes and challenges for UK renewable energy industry

November 3rd, 2011 by RenewableUK

Tony Juniper has recently accepted the role of Chairman of our new grassroots campaign, Action for Renewables, which brings together businesses, trade unions, NGOs, parliamentarians, and activists in a group that is dedicated to the expansion of all forms of renewable energy. It is also a great pleasure to introduce to you, Matthew Chinn, Managing […]

Friends of the Earth report states that UK coalition government is failing to deliver its key environmental pledges

May 7th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

The likelihood of the coalition Government living up to its ‘greenest Government ever’ pledge is “vanishingly remote” without a huge improvement in its performance, former Sustainable Development Commission chairman Jonathon Porritt warns in a Friends of the Earth-commissioned report. Following the scrapping of the Sustainable Development Commission earlier this year there is now no formal […]