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Ten things DECC told journalists at the Energy Bill press conference

Energy journalists were treated to not one but all three DECC (Commons) ministers – Secretary of State Ed Davey, Energy Minister John Hayes and Climate Change minister Greg Barker (plus two senior civil servants) at today’s Energy Bill press conference in the bowels of Whitehall Place. Here are the juicy bits. 1. On nuclear strike … Continue reading

Cutting costs for offshore wind farms

With an eye on its ambitious Round 3 offshore wind programme, the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change is targeting a 50 per cent technology cost reduction by 2020. Tim Probert explores how the industry is working to reduce the cost. This article was first published in the September 2012 issue of Energy World. … Continue reading

The Rough Guide to Community Energy – free book

Rough Guides has published a new book titled The Rough Guide to Community Energy. With financial backing from retailer Marks & Spencer and distribution by energy efficiency pressure group 10:10, the new book is being distributed for free to encourage Britons to launch carbon-cutting and renewable-energy projects in their local communities. The Rough Guide to Community Energy is … Continue reading

Honesty is the best policy for UK’s Big Six utilities

The chief executive of UK utility EDF Energy Vincent de Rivaz has broken ranks from the rest of the ‘Big Six’ by extolling the virtues of a possible Competition Commission inquiry into an industry under attack from politicians, regulators and consumers alike. Announcing the decision by the UK subsidiary of France’s state-owned utility EDF to … Continue reading