The US state of Massachusetts has set the country’s most ambitious emissions target aiming for a 25% reduction by 2020.
UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne yesterday unveiled the Coalition Government’s plans to transform the country’s electricity market.
The response to the UK Coalition Government’s plans to overhaul the country’s electricity market from the industry has been mixed.
The UK Government has a once-in-a-generation change to ‘green’ the country’s electricity supply, says environmental group Friends of the Earth, ahead of the unveiling of a consultation on the planned changes tomorrow.
UK energy regulator Ofgem is no longer going to be responsible for the nationwide rollout of smart meters, according to an open letter from Energy Minister Charles Hendry and chair of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority Lord Mogg.
Developers of large-scale renewable electricity projects will get greater and earlier certainly about the amount of support they will receive, the UK Government has promised.
Germany’s electricity grid could handle one million electric vehicles by 2020 without any problems, according to a report by the country’s utility industry.
Ten EU nations including the UK have signed up to develop an offshore wind energy supergrid linking up renewable resources in the North Sea.
UK energy regulator Ofgem announced earlier this week the award of £62 million to four projects aimed at speeding up the development of smart grids.