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Davey told Newsnight the most pressing concern with Hinkley is that it could be unbuildable

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.

Listen to exclusive interviews with Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and former Energy Secretary Ed Davey in this Brexit special edition of the edie podcast

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...

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and former Lib Dem MP Ed Davey agree that the environmental benefits of remaining in the EU massively outweigh the risks of 'Brexit'

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.

Amber Rudd replaces Ed Davey as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change under the new Tory Government

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.

With polling day now less than 24 hours away, edie has rounded up 10 of the best green ideas

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.

The party plans to put Britain on track to be zero-emissions by 2050, and insulate every home in the UK to energy-band C by 2035

Lib Dems launch Environment Manifesto

The Liberal Democrats have released a dedicated 'Environment Manifesto' reiterating their commitment to 'Five Green Laws'.

The agreement will help Ecotricity fund a 40MW growth over the next 18 months,

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.

The coalition Government has caused

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.

Conservative MP Peter Lilley voiced his controversial views on climate change during the Ecobuild exhibition at ExCel London

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.

The Renewable Energy Association says the Government must shift its focus away from the UK oil and gas sector, which lost £5.3bn in 2014

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.

Doger Bank will become the furthest offshore wind project from UK shores

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.

Auction winners must offer a minimum reduction of 100kW between the peak hours of 4-8pm

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.

The UK is reportedly on track to hit its electricity targets but has work to do on heat and transport

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.

The Fabian Society report found 57% off all UK onshore projects were rejected in 2014, with only 161 approved

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.

Petrochemical companies in Saudi Arabia are among the companies benefiting from around £1.7bn in government funding over the course of the parliament

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 will be responsible for the construction of the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm

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.

The general consensus among environmental leaders is that the talks are an 'important step' towards an agreement in Paris

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?

Christian Aid said the final day gridlock was 'embarrassing' for diplomats

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.

Up to £30m in vouchers will be available - £24m for solid wall insulation and £6m for two additional measures

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.

Just 33% of businesses with more than 1000 employees are aware of the upcoming ESOS scheme

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 gave the keynote speech at the ESOS South East Roadshow in London

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.

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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.

Installing solar panels on local buildings can save whole communities money.

£10m boost for community renewables

Ed Davey today announced a £10m funding injection for community-owned renewable energy projects.

The EU has allocated £40m to improve the UK's electricity interconnection

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.

The wind farm will generate enough electricity to meet the annual demand of approximately 280,000 homes

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.

Ed Davey says EU's 2030 pact on reducing carbon emissions by 40% could pave way for a binding global climate deal in Paris in 2015

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.

A blustery Sunday (19 October) saw 24% of the UK's electricity supplied by wind.

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.

Nick Clegg gave an impassioned speech to Lib Dem activists before the 2015 General Election

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".

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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.

Heat networks generate thermal energy at a central source and disperse it

£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.

The STA has written an open letter to the Prime Minister

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.

The Renewables Obligation scheme will close to solar farms above 5MW two years early

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.

Solar power is now the second cheapest low carbon power source

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.

Ed Davey says a global deal on climate change would make tackling climate change much easier

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.

Davey says that the environment has always been a top priority for the Lib Dems

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.

Ed Davey (centre) is shown the Kingston Heights Open Water Heat Pump by Mike Spenser-Morris of NHP Leisure Developments (left) and Donald Daw from Mitsubishi Electric

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.

The future of community-owned green energy projects that ministers say are crucial to break the dominance of the 'big six' is being put at risk by the Financial Conduct Authority, according to co-operatives and the Labour party

Green energy co-ops blocked by government regulator

Financial Conduct Authority accused of undermining official policy by refusing new applications for community projects.

The UK's onshore wind generation increased by 40% in 2013

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).

The Chancellor has been forced to back down over his opposition to the fourth carbon budget targets

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.

Ed Davey wants to 'unlock the untapped potential of better efficiency in electricity use'

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.

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