The influential Committee on Climate Change has today warned that increased reliance on unabated gas generation could add £600 to the average household bill over the coming decades.
UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey has today given the go ahead for fracking of shale gas to restart in the UK.
Suntech, one of China’s largest producers of solar panels, is to supply 100 MW of its photovoltaic modules for two projects in South Africa.
The US Department of Energy is launching a new $29 million investment in four projects as part of its SunShot Initiative to reduce the costs of solar power.
The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has put £100,000 up for grabs to support energy efficiency skills training.
A well-designed combination of wind and solar power with energy stored in fuel cells and batteries could power the grid 99.9% of the time by 2030, according to new research.
The UK government’s plans to simplify the Carbon Reduction Commitment efficiency scheme will save businesses £272 million, says Energy Minister Greg Barker.
The United Nations climate change negotiations have ended with a last minute agreement on the ‘Doha Climate Gateway’, which launches a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol and sets a timetable for the adoption of a new agreement by 2015.
The UK government has fulfilled the promise made earlier this year to allow small emitters and hospitals to opt out of the European Union Emissions Trading System.
As the United Nations climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar move into the final hours, the UK and Germany have announced a joint venture to help partner countries take action against climate change.