Department of Energy and Climate Change

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  • Government announces plans to close coal power stations by 2025

    Government announces plans to close coal power stations by 2025

    The Government has announced plans to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025 and restrict their use by 2023. Announcing the decision ahead of a major speech this morning which will set out a new direction for energy policy which has energy ...

  • New direction for UK energy policy

    New direction for UK energy policy

    Consultation on ending unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025 New gas-fired power stations a priority Commitment to offshore wind support completes commitment to secure, low-carbon, affordable electricity supplies Move towards a smarter ...

  • Joint press conference: David Cameron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Joint press conference: David Cameron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Thank you everyone; good afternoon. It’s a huge pleasure to welcome Prime Minister Modi to London today on this, his first visit to the United Kingdom since taking office. It is the first of an Indian Prime Minister in almost a ...

  • UK and China sign the Clean Energy Partnership

    UK and China sign the Clean Energy Partnership

    The Clean Energy Partnership establishes co-operation in research and industry while transitioning to a low carbon global economy. This will strengthen the UK’s position as the partner of choice for China in low carbon energy and will help to ...

  • Hinkley Point C to power six million UK homes

    Hinkley Point C to power six million UK homes

    EDF and its Chinese partner China General Nuclear Corporation (CGN) have committed to Hinkley Point C during this week’s landmark China State Visit, confirming the first new nuclear power station in the UK for a generation. The companies have ...

  • UK: Best deal for bill payers and investors as subsidies for onshore wind end

    UK: Best deal for bill payers and investors as subsidies for onshore wind end

    The Government is pushing ahead with its commitment to end public subsidies for onshore wind farms, by closing the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain from 1 April 2016. In amendments to the Energy Bill we have set out the grace period ...

  • Tackling poor customer service in the energy sector

    Tackling poor customer service in the energy sector

    The Government will work with Ofgem and Citizens Advice to strengthen the Energy Ombudsman’s role in identifying and addressing systemic industry-wide problems where customers are being treated badly by energy suppliers. The most common of ...

  • UK energy statistics: statistical press release - September 2015

    UK energy statistics: statistical press release - September 2015

    Energy Trends and Energy Prices publications are published today 24 September 2015 by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The publications cover new data for the second quarter of 2015. Energy Trends covers statistics on energy production ...

  • Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 24 September 2015

    Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 24 September 2015

    Highlights for the 3 month period May to July 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier include: Primary energy consumption in the UK on a fuel input basis rose by 0.2%, on a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 0.7%. (table ET 1.2) ...

  • New gas power station approved in Lincolnshire

    New gas power station approved in Lincolnshire

    Energy and Climate Change Minister Lord Bourne approved the development, which during construction will bring around 1,500 jobs to the area, with around 50 permanent positions once operational. The station will produce up to 1800MW of electricity ...

  • Planning decision for Navitus Bay offshore wind park

    Planning decision for Navitus Bay offshore wind park

    The announcement was made today for the wind park off the Dorset and Isle of Wight coasts. The reasons behind the decision are set out in the decision letter A DECC Spokesperson said: “Careful consideration has been given to the ...

  • Further action taken to prevent energy bills rising

    Further action taken to prevent energy bills rising

    Keeping energy bills as low as possible for hardworking families and businesses is a top Government priority. Following a public consultation, the government has announced that they will be removing pre-accreditation for all new participants in the ...

  • Planning decisions for six Powys, Mid-Wales infrastructure projects

    Planning decisions for six Powys, Mid-Wales infrastructure projects

    The decisions follow a combined public inquiry, called by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which closed in May 2014. The decisions are: Llanbadarn Fynydd onshore wind farm refused; Llandinam onshore wind farm repowering ...

  • Residents across England win share of £25 million to warm their homes

    Residents across England win share of £25 million to warm their homes

    More than 7,000 households across England will benefit from £25 million worth of government funding to tackle fuel poverty and keep bills low. The £25 million Central Heating Fund competition opened in March to local authorities across ...

  • New onshore oil and gas blocks to be offered

    New onshore oil and gas blocks to be offered

    A second group of 132 further blocks has been subjected to detailed assessment under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, the findings of which are now out for consultation. Subject to the outcome of that consultation, the OGA ...

  • Offshore wind farm gets the go ahead

    Offshore wind farm gets the go ahead

    Planning consent was given today for construction of an offshore windfarm off the UK North East coast, in a boost to the local economy and a low carbon, home grown energy mix. If built, Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore wind project will ...

  • Official response to provisional CMA report

    Official response to provisional CMA report

    One Nation Government on the side of bill payers To ensure a competitive and effective energy market that works for hardworking families and businesses across the country, the Government has today laid out its response to the Competition and ...

  • Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 30 July 2015

    Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 30 July 2015

    Highlights for the 3 month period March to May 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier include: Primary energy consumption in the UK on a fuel input basis rose by 2.4%, on a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 1.8%. (table ET 1.2) ...

  • Green Deal Finance Company funding to end in UK

    Green Deal Finance Company funding to end in UK

    In light of low take-up and concerns about industry standards there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company, in a move to protect taxpayers. The Government will work with the building industry and consumer groups on a new ...

  • Two new gas power stations given green light

    Two new gas power stations given green light

    Energy and Climate Change Minister Lord Bourne has approved the construction of two gas-fired power generation plants by Progress Power Ltd in Eye, Suffolk, and by Hirwaun Power Limited near Aberdare in South Wales. Both sites will operate as ...