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  • Department of Energy and Climate Change`s settlement at the Spending Review 2015

    Department of Energy and Climate Change`s settlement at the Spending Review 2015

    The Spending Review and Autumn Statement delivers on the government’s priority to provide security to working people at every stage of their lives. It sets out a 4 year plan to fix the public finances, return the country to surplus and run a ...

  • Paris climate talks explained

    Paris climate talks explained

    Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our world. It is not just a threat to the environment. It is also a threat to national and global security, poverty eradication and economic prosperity. Find out more about climate change A ...

  • Priorities for UK energy and climate change policy

    Priorities for UK energy and climate change policy

    Today I am setting out my priorities for the UK’s energy and climate change policy for the coming Parliament and publishing the DECC Autumn Update which sets out our key priorities and the recent progress the department has made against them. ...

  • UK-India partnership on energy and climate change agreed

    UK-India partnership on energy and climate change agreed

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd said: “The UK and India’s partnership on energy is going from strength to strength. We share world-class expertise in research and innovation. The UK’s experience in green finance and ...

  • Lord Bourne’s speech on the global climate change deal

    Lord Bourne’s speech on the global climate change deal

    Introduction It is a pleasure to be here this morning and have the opportunity to address you all in this distinguished venue. This conference has become something of an institution in the annual climate calendar – an opportunity for ...

  • Joint press conference: David Cameron and President Xi Jinping

    Joint press conference: David Cameron and President Xi Jinping

    Prime Minister Good afternoon and welcome. It’s an honour to welcome President Xi to Downing Street. This state visit, in which the President of China is spending almost a week here in Britain, marks a key moment in the relationship between ...

  • Finance boost to help protect developing countries from climate change

    Finance boost to help protect developing countries from climate change

    Today the Government is committing to substantially increase the amount of funding we are providing to help the most vulnerable countries protect themselves from the effects of climate change. The UK’s money for climate activities will be ...

  • Prime Minister urges fellow leaders to back climate change deal

    Prime Minister urges fellow leaders to back climate change deal

    The Prime Minister will urge fellow leaders to work together to secure an ambitious global climate change deal in Paris when he speaks at a working lunch of leaders at the UN in New York later today (Sunday). Demonstrating the UK’s commitment ...

  • EU agrees next steps to tackling climate change

    EU agrees next steps to tackling climate change

    The EU ETS is the European Union’s flagship climate policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the least cost whilst stimulating investment in the low-carbon economy. A cap is set on the total amount of certain greenhouse gases that ...

  • 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 ...

  • Faster decision making on shale gas for economic growth and energy security

    Faster decision making on shale gas for economic growth and energy security

    Shale gas planning applications will be fast-tracked through a new, dedicated planning process, under measures announced today. Amber Rudd and Greg Clark today announced plans that will ensure local people have a strong say over the development of ...

  • Minister of State visits Doe Green IGas site

    Minister of State visits Doe Green IGas site

    The Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Andrea Leadsom has today visited the IGas site at Doe Green, Warrington, to see what a potential hydraulic fracturing site would look like. Shale can provide a cost-efficient bridge to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Statistical press release: Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2015

    Statistical press release: Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2015

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change today releases 4 key publications: the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2015, UK Energy in Brief, Energy Flow Chart, and Energy Consumption in the United Kingdom (web only) providing detailed ...

  • Secretary of State speech on Climate Change

    Secretary of State speech on Climate Change

    Introduction Thank you Mark [WILSON – AVIVA CEO]. I’m really pleased to be here with you at Aviva. And talking about climate change. The insurance industry deals in risk. It’s your stock in trade. You were one of first business ...

  • New offshore oil and gas exploration licences awarded

    New offshore oil and gas exploration licences awarded

    Oil and gas exploration on the UK Continental Shelf received a welcome boost today when the Oil and Gas Authority – the UK oil and gas regulator – announced the remaining winners from the 28th Offshore Licensing Round. The 41 new ...

  • Combatting climate change: a vital safety net for families and businesses

    Combatting climate change: a vital safety net for families and businesses

    In her first major speech as Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Amber Rudd today set out the Government’s commitment to tackling climate change while keeping bills down in order to deliver lasting economic security for hardworking families ...

  • 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 ...

  • UK Government defines Protected Areas for shale developments

    UK Government defines Protected Areas for shale developments

    Areas to be excluded from underground fracking activities have been set out by the Government today, through draft regulations that define the protected areas in which fracking will be prohibited. The draft regulations set out further protections ...