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The UK is already legally bound by the Climate Change Act to reduce emissions 80% by 2050

Zero carbon emissions target to be enshrined in UK law

The UK will enshrine in law a long-term goal of reducing its carbon emissions to zero, as called for in last year's historic Paris climate deal.

Labour MP Alan Whitehead is calling for a coherent national strategy to help the UK meet its climate targets

Shadow Energy Minister calls for national CCS strategy

Shadow Energy Minister Alan Whitehead has renewed his calls for a national carbon capture and storage (CCS) strategy, following the Government's last-minute decision in November to axe a £1bn competition for CCS pilot projects.

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NHS Trust to save £1.9m a year with energy efficiency upgrade

Salford Royal Hospital in Greater Manchester is expected to slash £1.9m from its annual energy bill thanks to a new efficiency programme part-funded by the Green Investment Bank (GIB).

National Audit Office to investigate taxpayer value for money in George Osborne’s scrapping of CCS and question plans to secure UK energy supply

Spending watchdog to examine scrapping of £1bn carbon capture plan

The National Audit Office is to investigate George Osborne's decision to scrap a £1bn prototype carbon capture scheme which cost the taxpayer at least £60m, a letter seen by the Guardian shows.

The Autumn Statement document included a pledge to reduce the projected cost of green policies on the average annual household energy bill by £30 from 2017

7 questions George Osborne didn't answer in his Spending Review

Chancellor George Osborne spoke for an hour and the Government released a 154-page document detailing the changes made to Britain's economic plan today, but when it comes to green policy, there STILL seems to be more questions than answers.

The grace period will be introduced as and amendment to the Energy Bill

Subsidy grace period could allow for another 3GW of onshore wind

The Government has confimed it will grant a 'grace period' after the closure of the Renewables Obligation subsidy in April that could allow another 2.9GW of onshore wind energy capacity to be built in the UK.

Drax has dropped out of the White Rose CCS project, citing financial concerns

Government advocates CCS despite Drax dropout

The UK Government has reiterated its support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, after energy giant Drax pulled out the UK's flagship project.

Four lenders cited the premature end to the RO as the primary reason for not lending

Onshore wind investors put off by punitive policies

More than half of the major sources of project finance for renewable energy developers say they will not lend to onshore wind projects in the UK until there is more clarity around subsidies.

The amendment was debated in the Lords on Wednesday but won't be voted upon until the energy bill reaches its report stage in October

Oil and gas majors could be forced to pay for CCS in the UK

Companies that import or extract oil and gas in the UK could be forced to pay for the cost of storing carbon emissions underground, under a new amendment to the Energy Bill.

DECC said that technology deployment costs had fallen by more than 50% in some bands, leading to an installation boom which had created

Feed-in Tariff could be closed to new applicants by January 2016

The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme, which offers subsidy support to small scale renewables, could be closed to new applicants by January 2016, the Government announced today.

Module prices in the EU are now up to 25% higher than the global average

Solar industry looks to Chinese imports to ease subsidy squeeze

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has called for the EU to drop import tariffs on Chinese solar modules, claiming the cheaper equipment could help the industry overcome subsidy cuts.

Ikea is the first major global retailer to make the full switch to LEDs

Ikea lights the way with switch to full LED range

Ikea has become the first major global retailer to offer only LED lights, by phasing out traditional halogen bulbs in its new lighting range.

The report said that households and essentially just want affordable energy but the Government has instead been overly focused on decarbonisation and security of supply

Policy Exchange: 'Reckless' green policies main cause of spiralling energy bills

The UK Government's 'reckless' green policies have added £60 to the average household energy bill in the past five years, according to a new study from centre-right think-tank Policy Exchange.

The IPPR report looks at who is paying the most to fund the green and social policies that are wrapped up in our energy bills

Green policy costs hitting poorest households hardest

The cost of green energy and low-carbon policies are hitting low-income groups hardest, according to a new report from the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Sustainability stats: This week in numbers

This week of sustainability news was dominated by the Queen's speech on Wednesday and the accompanying flurry of green legislation from the incoming Conservative Government.

Amber Rudd backed the transferal of some of her powers to the Oil and Gas Authority

Rudd reiterates support for UK oil and gas

New Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has praised the Tory Government's support for oil and gas set out in the Queen's Speech, insisting the fossil fuels must continue to play an essential part of the UK's energy mix over the coming decades.

Queen Elizabeth II reads out the speech written for her by the Prime Minister's team

Queen's Speech 2015: Energy security and climate change on the agenda

Collaborating with other nations to combat climate change and the release of a new Energy Bill to increase energy security in the UK were among the key announcements in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.

SEaB Energy and Demand Logic have each been awarded £50,000 to implement their technologies at the Canary Wharf estate in the Docklands

Canary Wharf trials two new smart-city innovations

Canary Wharf will trial an energy-from-waste scheme and an intelligent building control system as part of a project to find the best smart-city initiatives.

Currently, the cost of wholesale electricity currently makes up 65% of an energy bill, but this will drop to 49% by 2050

Environmental taxes will make up a third of business energy bills by 2050

EXCLUSIVE: The proportion of a business' energy bill that comes from the energy itself will drop below 50% by 2050, according to an expert speaker at Sustanability Live.

The increased flexibility will make solar PV a much more attractive investment for businesses, says Decc.

Government announces 'roaming' solar Feed-in Tariff

Businesses will soon be able to take solar panels with them when they relocate without losing subsidies, the Government has announced today.

Network costs currently make up around 23% of an energy bill

Manufacturers support calls for better energy network regulation

The manufacturers' organisation EEF has welcomed a parliamentary report which criticises Ofgem for allowing the operators of Britain energy networks to make "greater than expected profit".

The green paper was first mooted at the September Labour party conference, when Ed Miliband pledged to make energy efficiency a 'national infrastructure priority'.

Labour makes efficiency central pillar of energy policy

Labour has released its energy efficiency manifesto ahead of next year's General Election, detailing six policies it would enact to create 'a Britain of warm homes and warm hearts'.

Independent body needed to develop sustainable UK infrastructure

An overwhelming majority of businesses want an independent body to be put in charge of UK infrastructure to encourage stable investment and a more sustainable future.

A national energy efficiency programme would create up to 108,000 jobs and cut natural gas imports by 26%

Government must establish 'more ambitious' energy efficiency scheme

A more ambitious energy efficiency investment programme would pay for itself within 10 years and add £13.9bn annually to the UK economy by 2030.

Global solar market 'could hit 200GW by year-end'

Global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations set up during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014 are expected to exceed 19.5GW, pushing combined international PV operation towards the 200GW mark.

About four out of five Tory MPs are likely to oppose onshore windfarms in their constituency, according to the poll conducted by ComRes on behalf of REG Windpower

Tory MPs more likely to oppose windfarms than British public - poll

Conservatives opposition undermining projects and investment in renewables, say wind energy companies.

Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have been at record levels unseen in over 800,000 years

10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change

From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful...

An electricity label could bring transparency, simplicity, trust and customer awareness to the current debate about green tariffs

Enable the Label: Blue chips shine light on electricity labelling

Some of the UK's largest organisations have today (9 July) called on the Government to simplify carbon reporting for businesses, proposing that the introduction of an 'electricity label' will bring much-needed transparency and better communication to stakeholders.

Existing energy efficiency programmes will miss recommended targets from the government's climate advisers for insulating all remaining cavity walls and lofts by 2015, said ACE

Home insulation installs 'have collapsed because of UK policies'

Association for the Conservation of Energy says total number of energy efficiency measures has fallen 60% in the past year.

The renewable energy industry is united in its opposing stance to today's controversial announcement

Solar subsidy changes: Industry reaction

The Government has been accused of having 'an unjustified bias against solar and decentralised energy' after revealing controversial plans to cut financial support for solar farms.

Utilyx argues that 'hidden charges' could be costing businesses as much as £100m per year

'Hidden fees' add £100m to business energy bills

With energy regulator Ofgem set to provide a review of policy tomorrow (13 May), one of the UK's biggest energy buyers is calling for an end to businesses being 'kept in the dark' on up to £100m-worth of hidden fees.

Nottingham City Council to set up energy firm to rival 'big six'

The UK's first council-run energy company will be set up next year by Nottingham City Council.

Energy Bill receives Royal approval

The Energy Bill has received approval from the Queen today completing the Bill's passage through Parliament and establishing it as an act of law.

PM warned rolling back green levies could 'undermine' low-carbon vision

The Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged not to "undermine" the Government's efforts to achieve a low carbon energy system with his appraisal of several 'green levy' schemes.

Gov agrees to delay 2030 decarbonisation target for two more years

The Government yesterday narrowly voted against an amendment to the Energy Bill that would have seen a 2030 decarbonisation target for the power sector set in 2014.

Growing signs that renewables are 'coming of age' for SMEs

Using renewable energies to power your business more efficiently - from solar panels and biomass heating, meet the small businesses using green energy alternatives.

The group of investors say the Chancellor should use the Energy Bill to provide the policy framework to support long-term investment decisions

Investors call on Osborne to set 2030 decarbonisation target

The Chancellor George Osborne has today been urged to include a decarbonisation target in the Energy Bill by a group of investors.

Dieter Helm: EMR will need full review to address issues

The Government's Energy Market Reform (EMR) is supposed to "solve our energy problems" but is it a solution for the next 25 years and is it going to make sure that we achieve our low-carbon transition, keep the lights on and ensure prices are affordable? Leigh Stringer talks to professor of energy policy at Oxford University Dieter Helm

Gov's 'confusing' approach to renewables putting offshore wind sector at risk

The UK is not yet fully embracing the opportunities associated with an expanding offshore wind industry, according to a new report.

Barry Gardiner

Barry Gardiner appointed shadow minister for natural environment

Labour Leader Ed Miliband has appointed Barry Gardiner as Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries.

Energy Bill draft strike prices published earlier than expected

The Government has today set out strike price support levels for renewable technologies under the new support mechanism, the Contracts-for-Difference (CfDs) model, which will aim to help renewables contribute more than 30% of total power by 2020.

'Government action' needed to ensure UK meets second and third carbon budget

The Government must do more to ensure the UK meets its third and fourth carbon budget, according to the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) annual progress report.

Tom Greatrex

Labour announces commitment to 2030 decarbonisation target

The next Labour Manifesto will include a 2030 decarbonisation commitment, the Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex has announced.

Tim Yeo

Tim Yeo stands down as committee chairman following lobbying claims

Tim Yeo has agreed to temporarily step aside as chairman of the energy and climate change select committee following allegations that he offered to advise energy companies for cash.

Decarbonisation target still on the cards as hopes turn to House of Lords

MPs yesterday narrowly voted not to include an amendment in the third reading of the energy bill that will commit the UK to a near- carbon free power sector by 2030.

MPs vote no to 2030 decarbonisation target

MPs have voted not to include an amendment in the third reading of the energy bill that will commit the UK to a near-carbon free power sector by 2030.

Businesses and investors urge MPs to vote for 2030 decarbonisation target

Two of the UK's leading business and investor associations have stated that a 2030 decarbonisation target for the power sector is essential to stimulate new growth in the economy on the eve of a crucial vote in Parliament.

Londoners get insulation incentives

Londoners are being offered cut price insulation as part of a plan to curb the capital's carbon emissions, the Mayor announced on Wednesday.

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