http://www.energyefficiencynews.comAfion Media Ltd UK Government opens consultation on electricity market overhaul<p>UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne yesterday unveiled the Coalition Government&rsquo;s plans to transform the country&rsquo;s electricity market.</p> 2010-12-17T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, electricity market reform, Department of Energy and CLimate Change, Treasury, renewables, fossil fuels, transmission and distribution, infrastructure, grid, Mixed response to UK Government’s electricity market overhaul<p>The response to the UK Coalition Government&rsquo;s plans to overhaul the country&rsquo;s electricity market from the industry has been mixed.</p> 2010-12-17T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, electricity market reform, infrastructure, transmission and distribution, grid, renewables, fossil fuels, nuclear, UK Climate Change Committee urges &ldquo;stretching but realistic&rdquo; emissions target<p>The UK Climate Change Committee today recommended a 60% cut in the country&rsquo;s emissions by 2030 to meet the 2050 target set out in the Climate Change Act.</p> 2010-12-07T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, 2030 emissions target, 2050 target, Climate Change Act, Climate Change Committee, CCC, renewables, nuclear, carbon capture and storage, CCS, decarbonisation of electricity supply, refurbishment, insulation, transport, road, electric vehicles, EU launches &euro;1.2 billion renewables research plan<p>The European Union this week unveiled plans for three major region-wide research infrastructures in nuclear, solar and wind energy, which will total &euro;1.2 billion in investment.</p> 2010-12-01T00:00:00-00:00 EU policy, research and development, renewables, nuclear, WindScanner, EU-SOLARIS, MYRRHA , Lessons for the UK nuclear industry<p>The coming years are likely to see the first new nuclear power stations constructed in the UK for 15 years and important lessons can be learned from past projects, says Engineering the Future.</p> 2010-10-28T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, nuclear power, skills, training, construction, Engineering the Future, EtF, Revised UK national policy statements drop Severn barrage tidal scheme<p>The Coalition Government has launched its revised National Policy Statements (NPSs) on energy, which map out a future with over half new generating capacity coming from renewable sources by 2025.</p> 2010-10-18T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, renewables, Severn barrage tidal energy scheme, nuclear, carbon capture and storage, fossil fuels, National Policy Statements, NPSs, Uncertainty hangs over future of UK’s quangos<p>UK Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude today released a list of around 200 Government-backed bodies &ndash; or &lsquo;quangos&rsquo; &ndash; that will be axed as a part of cost-cutting measures.</p> 2010-10-14T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, quangos, transport, fuels, fossil fuels, renewables, UK energy stats reveal fall in renewable energy production<p>The UK&rsquo;s latest energy statistics, released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change yesterday, reveal a 12% drop in renewable energy production in the second quarter of this year.</p> 2010-10-01T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, energy statistics, renewables, wind power, fossil fuels, nuclear, &lsquo;Green Deal’ could create 250,000 jobs by 2030, says UK Energy Secretary<p>UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne used his speech at the Liberal Democrat party conference yesterday to spell out the benefits of the Government&rsquo;s proposed &lsquo;Green Deal&rsquo;.</p> 2010-09-22T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Chris Huhne, Green Deal, refurbishment, materials, insulation, energy efficiency, renewables, nuclear, gas, transport, electric vehicles, rail, UK and Europe need to link up to secure a low-carbon energy supply<p>The UK Coalition Government should prioritise the development of a North Sea &lsquo;supergrid&rsquo; to link up renewable energy sources with the rest of Europe, according to the Green Alliance.</p> 2010-09-16T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, EU policy, low carbon energy supply, renewables, infrastructure and distribution, North Sea supergrid, Green Alliance, European Climate Foundation, ECF,