Ed Davey: Irresponsible Tories betting the nation on gas and nuclear
Former Energy Secretary Ed Davey has accused the current Government of playing "fast and loose" with the UK's long-term energy security by prioritising gas and nuclear investment over support for low-carbon and renewable energy sources.
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 05 - IN or OUT of the European Union?
IN or OUT? In this episode of edie's weekly podcast, the editorial team rounds up everything that sustainability professionals need to know about the EU Referendum, with the help of some high-profile special guests...
Natalie Bennett and Ed Davey: Brexit would be an 'environmental disaster' under this UK Government
EXCLUSIVE: Exiting the European Union (EU) would create yet more uncertainty for Britain's energy and environment policy, which has already fallen into a state of "disaster" after a series of "dreadful" decisions from the Conservative Government, according to Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and former Energy Secretary Sir Ed Davey.
Rudd receives warm welcome from green groups
Amber Rudd's appointment as the UK's new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change is a "hopeful sign" that the new Tory Government is committed to accelerating the nation's transition to a low-carbon economy.
Election 2015: 10 green policies we want to see
In the months leading up to the UK General Election, almost every corner of the green industry has given us its own set of policy wants. Here's a round-up of our top 10.
Lib Dems launch Environment Manifesto
The Liberal Democrats have released a dedicated 'Environment Manifesto' reiterating their commitment to 'Five Green Laws'.
Ecotricity secures £70m growth fund
Green-energy supplier Ecotricity has secured £70m through a refinancing deal with Aviva Investors, which it says will allow it to almost double its energy-generating capacity.
Charted success: Five graphs that show the UK's low-carbon future is in sight
The Government has released two major reports detailing the UK's emissions figures for 2014 and where it got its' energy from. And there is reason for optimism.
Caroline Lucas: Green Deal disaster sums up chaotic coalition
EXCLUSIVE: Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has labelled the Green Deal an "absolute disaster" which epitomises a so-called green Government that has failed to deliver on a raft of environmental policies.
Tory MP snubs 'expensive renewables' in climate clash
The Conservative Party's low-carbon ambitions were thrown into question today (3 March) as one of its MPs became embroiled in a row about the science of climate change and condemned further investment in renewables.
Move away from North Sea oil, renewables industry tells Government
The UK renewable energy sector has spoken out about the need to move away from fossil fuels after several senior politicians promised to prop up the struggling oil industry on Wednesday.
Government green-lights world's largest offshore wind farm
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has given the go-ahead for the giant Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind farm in the North Sea which is being hailed as one of the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken by the wind industry.
Winning bidders announced for Britain's first 'energy efficiency auction'
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today (4 February) awarded 18 organisations £1.28m to help them reduce peak electricity demand, as part of the UK's first ever Energy Demand Reduction (EDR) auction.
ED Davey: UK falling short of renewable heat and transport targets
The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey has admitted that the UK is in danger of missing renewable heat and renewable transport targets for 2020.
Six in 10 UK onshore wind farms rejected, says report
About six out of 10 new UK onshore wind farm projects were rejected last year amid tougher planning guidelines and more applications being called in for a personal decision by the communities secretary, Eric Pickles, a report has found.
UK loaned £1.7bn to foreign fossil fuel projects despite pledge
The UK Government has provided well over a billion pounds in loans to fossil fuel projects around the world despite a pledge to withdraw financial support from such schemes, an analysis of loans made by the UK's export credit agency has revealed.
DONG Energy to build Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm
Danish company DONG Energy has announced that it will be responsible for the construction of the Burbo Bank Extension 258MW offshore wind farm located 8km off the UK mainland.
Lima climate talks: What was (and wasn't) agreed...
The recent UN climate talks concluded with international representatives drawing up a draft proposal which will commit all countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But is that enough to limit global warming?
Lima: Burden-sharing mindset leads to final-day gridlock
A think-tank led by Lord Stern claims that 'trying to share the burden of carbon cuts' has hindered climate-deal negotiations in Lima - where just one paragraph of text has apparently been agreed upon in the final day of negotiations.
Government revives Green Deal Home Improvement Fund with £30m investment
Today (10 December), the Government has re-opened its flagship Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), with up to £5,600 available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing energy saving measures.
Two-thirds of big businesses still in the dark about ESOS
Ed Davey may well believe that the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will accelerate the UK's green growth, but a new survey has revealed that just 33% of big businesses are aware of the impending energy efficiency regulation.
Ed Davey: ESOS regulation will accelerate UK's green growth
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has fended off criticism of the Government's impending Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), insisting that a regulatory approach to improving the nation's energy efficiency is the right one.
73% of Britons want global deal on climate change
Nearly three-quarters of Britons want to see international leaders agree a deal to tackle climate change ahead of the Paris 2015 conference.
£10m boost for community renewables
Ed Davey today announced a £10m funding injection for community-owned renewable energy projects.
EU investment will connect UK to European energy grids
The EU has invested €75m in the UK energy infrastructure, including €40m to help secure the UK's energy supply by connecting it to other European grids.
Offshore wind farm unlocks 389MW potential months ahead of schedule
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has officially opened the 389MW West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm which reached full power output more than two months early.
2030 pact UK's most significant environmental deal ever - Ed Davey
A minimum 40% plunge in Europe's CO2 emissions by 2030 agreed by EU leaders last week was a "historic moment" on the road to a global climate deal, enabled by a new British relationship with Poland, the energy minister Ed Davey has told the Guardian.
Ed Davey attacks coalition partners over pledge to end wind subsidies
Ed Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, has accused his coalition government partners of "reckless" behaviour for their manifesto commitment to end subsidies for onshore wind.
Lib Dem Conference: "It's not green crap to us," says Clegg
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has brought the party conference season to a close by insisting that a sustainable environment "will remain at the heart of the Liberal Democrats' vision for Britain's future".
Ed Davey gives Green Deal £100m cash injection
Household energy efficiency has been given a £100m boost with a funding add-on for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.
£9.4m on offer for green heat technologies
The Government has launched two new low-carbon heating schemes for developers and local councils in a bid to reduce dependency on costly, imported gas.
DECC's solar shake-up: Industry reaction
The Government has sparked a furious backlash from renewable energy campaigners and trade groups by confirming controversial changes to solar farm subsidies.
Government boosts renewables funding, confirms controversial solar subsidy changes
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced it is adding £95m to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, but also removing large-scale solar farms from the existing Renewables Obligation (RO) initiative.
Friends of the Earth supports Judicial Review against solar policy U-turn
Green group Friends of the Earth has given its backing to a legal challenge from Britain's solar industry over the Government's plans to cut subsidies for solar power.
Paris 2015: Ed Davey pushes for global climate deal
Ed Davey has insisted that economic growth and carbon reduction can go hand in hand as the Energy and Climate Secretary has set out the UK Government's vision for a legally binding global climate deal in Paris next year.
Lib Dems plan five new laws for a 'greener' Britain
The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, the party announced today.
DECC publishes new water source heat map
The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has published a national water source heat map which highlights the significant opportunities that exist for more open water heat pump installations across the country.
Green energy co-ops blocked by government regulator
Financial Conduct Authority accused of undermining official policy by refusing new applications for community projects.
Green future 'fast becoming reality' as UK renewable electricity generation rises 30%
The UK's renewable electricity generation increased by 30% in 2013 according to DECC's annual UK energy statistics, released today (31 July).
Davey forces Osborne to back down over fourth carbon budget
The Chancellor has been forced to abandon his calls for the fourth carbon budget to be diluted after the Government announced today that, having listened to the business sector, the UK will retain the fourth carbon budget in its current form.
Government launches £20m Energy Reduction Fund for businesses
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has unveiled details of a new £20m fund to incentivise businesses, industry and other organisations to improve energy efficiency.