Clive Lewis appointed as shadow business and energy secretary
Clive Lewis has been appointed as Labour's new shadow business and energy secretary as part of Jeremy Corbyn's first reshuffle since being re-elected as party leader.
Greg Clark: Britain's industrial strategy needs an upgrade fit for the future
Britain's industrial strategy will seek to provide easier routes to market for new business models and tap into the benefits of innovation and competition to allow for the creation of more sustainable products and services, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has said.
BEIS confirms ministerial make-up and key responsibilities
The newly-formed Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (1 August) unveiled its full list of ministerial responsibilities, weeks after replacing DECC in Prime Minister Theresa May's Government reshuffle.
DECC abolished as part of major ministerial overhaul
DECC has been abolished by new Prime Minister Theresa May, with UK energy policy set to be merged into a new ministry called the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Alan Whitehead resigns as shadow energy minister
Alan Whitehead has become the latest MP to resign from Labour's shadow cabinet because of concerns over Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, after he quit his post as Shadow Energy Minister last week.
Lisa Nandy resigns from Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet
BREAKING: Labour Shadow Energy Secretary Lisa Nandy has today (27 June) led a string of shadow ministers to resign from the Party's cabinet in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union (EU).
Lord Barker: No reason for UK to appoint another climate envoy
Lord Barker of Battle sees "no reason" for David Cameron to find a successor for him as the Government's climate change envoy, after the Prime Minister confirmed that no one is being lined up for Barker's now vacated post.
Rudd blames Labour for £175m 'diesel farm' subsidies
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has been forced to defend her decision to allocate a new subsidy to back-up 'diesel farms' in Parliament today (7 January).
UK downgraded from top tier in 'energy trilemma' rankings
The UK has been downgraded in the fifth annual World Energy Trilemma Index, due to the rising cost of its domestic energy.
Rudd faces up to renewables shortfall following leaked letter revelations
It is "difficult to say" whether or not the UK will hit its 2020 renewable energy targets, according to Energy Secretary Amber Rudd, after a leaked letter revealed there could be a massive shortfall.
1.85 million Brits financing 'positive investment' market
A record 1.85 million people across the UK have invested a total of £3.6bn in ways that to create positive social and environmental impact, according to a market update from investment platform Ethex.
Ovo Energy shuns coal and nuclear
Independent energy supplier Ovo Energy has announced it has removed coal and nuclear generation from its entire fuel mix.
Leading solar entrepreneur to put business into liquidation
One of Britain's leading solar entrepreneurs is set to announce that his business has gone into liquidation, in the third high-profile casualty for the sector this month.
GIB raises £355m for world's first offshore wind fund
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has raised £355m in the second tranche of investment for its Offshore Wind Fund, bringing the total value to more than £818m.
Scotland takes renewables debate to London
The Scottish Government has brought its campaign on the future of renewable energy to Westminster as it renewed calls for the Conservative Party to rethink its recent subsidy cuts.
Scotland to retain 'grandfathering' subsidy guarantee for solar
The Scottish Government has acted swiftly to ensure that solar investors receive 'clarity and certainty' by denouncing UK Government proposals to end 'grandfathering' subsidy guarantees.
UK poll reveals 'overwhelming' public support for community renewables
More than three quarters of UK households would support renewable energy projects such as wind turbines and solar farms if the profits generated benefitted the local community, a poll has found.
George Osborne accused of 'disastrous' assault on green agenda
Ed Davey, the former energy and climate change secretary, has accused George Osborne of putting tens of billions of pounds' worth of private sector investment at risk with an assault on the green agenda he pioneered.
27 fracking blocks offered to energy companies
Twenty seven blocks of land across the UK have been formally offered to energy companies by the UK Government for the extraction of onshore oil and gas.
Government could push through fracking applications if councils delay
Fracking planing applications that are being held up by local councils could be fast-tracked by Government, following new measures announced today by Energy Secretary Amber Rudd and Communities Secretary Greg Clark.
Lincolnshire wind farm falls through after Government's planning changes
Renewable energy giant Vattenfall has cancelled plans for a Lincolnshire wind farm development amid opposition from local residents.
Green groups urge Cameron to address 'woeful' environmental record
Leading environmental groups have written to Prime Minister David Cameron to criticise the scrapping of 10 green policies in the first few months of the new Conservative Government.
GALLERY: Top 10 sustainability stories in July 2015
The story of July has been cuts and lots off them.
Aviva commits £2.5bn to green investments following climate risk report
Insurance giant Aviva has announced a target to invest £500m every year for five years in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Rudd reiterates Tory commitment to climate action
After a week that has seen the Conservative Government cut renewable energy subsidies and close off key energy efficiency schemes, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has said "it cannot be left to one part of the political spectrum to dictate the solution" to climate change.
Government pulls plug on Green Deal 'to protect taxpayers'
The Government's Green Deal energy efficiency loans scheme is to close in light of "low take-up and concerns about industry standards."
Solar subsidies to end as Government seeks to control costs
The Department for Energy and Climate Change has dealt another series of blows to the renewable energy industry with fresh proposals to cease financial support for solar and biomass conversion plants and amend the feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme for smaller projects.
Amber Rudd lays out DECC's priorities for 2015 and beyond
UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has answered crucial questions on the Government's approach to energy efficiency, fracking, renewable energy subsidies and climate change.
Inside the Budget's 'climate-shaped hole'
It is 24 hours since the emergency budget, and the renewable energy sector is in a state of dismay following the new Government's decision to remove the exemption for renewables under the Climate Change Levy (CCL).
UK renewables reach record heights in first quarter
Renewable sources provided a record 22.3% of the UK's electricity in the first quarter of 2015, thanks to a boom in biomass production and large-scale solar installations.
Amber Rudd warns of 'progressive reductions' to offshore wind subsidies
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has warned that subsidies for offshore wind will need to be "progressively reduced" in order to keep the public on board with the UK's decarbonisation goals.
Amber Rudd: Onshore wind cuts will protect consumers and boost other renewables
The early end to onshore wind subsidies will protect consumer bills and help cut the costs of other renewable technologies, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has claimed.
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)
UK and France 'may miss EU renewable energy target'
Britain, France, Netherlands, Malta and Luxembourg are projected to miss binding goal of getting 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020
Swansea Bay tidal power plant approved by DECC
It's official: Britain will be home to the world's first ever tidal lagoon energy project as Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has granted planning permission for a giant tidal power plant off the coast of Wales.
Amber Rudd confirms plans to ban onshore wind subsidies
New UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has confirmed the Conservative Party's controversial plans to stop subsidies for onshore wind farms, claiming it is top of her agenda at the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC).
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.
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.
AD will help keep the UK's lights on, says Huhne
Anaerobic digestion (AD) will help the UK to keep its lights on and provide energy security because it has the ability to supply power that can be easily switched on and off, according to former energy secretary Chris Huhne.
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.
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.
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.
Top academic urges Scotland to harness hidden heat in rivers
A leading academic has called for Scotland to follow Norway's lead and use heat pump technology to provide large-scale, low-carbon heat.
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).
Cabinet reshuffle: Chancellor's allies join DECC
Amber Rudd has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), while Matt Hancock will replace the outgoing Energy Minister Michael Fallon.
Friends of the Earth urge PM to 'give Owen Paterson the boot'
Hundreds of wellington boots have been dumped outside Defra's offices this morning (9 July) by Friends of the Earth campaigners calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to sack Environment Secretary Owen Paterson for his perceived failure to take climate change seriously.
Political outlook on green issues is fractured, says Huhne
The political outlook on green issues for the UK is substantially more fractured now than it was in 2010, according to former energy secretary Chris Huhne.
How would the UK's renewable energy market fair if Scotland goes independent?
On 18 September, Scots will vote on whether they want to stay united with the rest of Britain or become an independent nation. But with the countdown to vote day well underway, there are questions arising around what will happen to the UK's renewable sector if Scotland does go independent. Ratio Law's Stuart Stones investigates.
Solar league table: Britain's top solar-powered constituencies revealed
Andrew Lansley is top of the class, Justine Greening is bottom, and Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey is lagging behind in a new 'league table' and interactive map of constituencies and solar power.
Sharp rise in percentage of onshore windfarms being rejected
Figures show that the percentage of rejections in the UK jumped from 25-29% in 2009-12 to 41% in 2013.
Energy Secretary visits UK's first plastic film recycling facility
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has paid a visit to the UK's first shopping bag and plastic film recycling facility in London.
Ed Davey supports call for business action on climate and energy
Energy & Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, believes there is a 'huge business opportunity for those who grasp the green mantle' and is urging companies to adopt clean energy and support climate policy at national and international level.
Nick Clegg to say he won't allow government U-turn on environment
Lib Dem leader to warn Tories not to abandon green policies as Treasury pushes for cutting carbon budget against expert advice
Scottish businesses to save millions as Gov retains Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme
Businesses and households in the North of Scotland will save a total of £50m a year on their energy bills following the Government's decision to retain a scheme to help with electricity distribution costs.
Ofgem chair-in-waiting vows to build low carbon UK
David Gray has been named as the preferred candidate to become the next chair of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA), and has pledged to help build a low carbon energy sector in the UK.
DECC insists Green Deal is 'inspiring consumers'
Almost half of households (47%) that have received a Green Deal advice report have already, or plan, to install energy-saving measures, according to figures released by DECC today.
Low carbon entrepreneurs offered £19m Government funding
The Government is today offering entrepreneurs a share of up to £19m of funding for projects relating to energy efficiency, storage and low carbon generation.
Breaking: Hayes replaced by Fallon as Energy Minister
After less than seven months as energy Minster, John Hayes has been replaced by Michael Fallon in a mini reshuffle, announced this morning by Prime Minister David Cameron.
'Nervous' Osborne delays zero carbon home commitment
The Government has been urged to demonstrate its commitment for all new homes to be zero carbon from 2016 by ending the delay on new Building Regulations.
Local energy schemes receive £46m cash injection
The Government has today awarded £46m to 132 projects across the UK, aimed at reducing fuel poverty, boosting energy efficiency and encouraging collective switching and purchasing.
British renewables power ahead
The Government has hailed the progress of the renewable energy industry in the UK, describing it as a "fantastic achievement".
Davey calls for more climate change action from Europe
Europe must to do more to combat climate change, raising its sights ever higher, and driving towards 30% as its new 2020 carbon emissions reduction target says energy secretary Ed Davey.
Agreement reached on EU Energy Efficiency compromise
The final compromise text of the Energy Efficiency Directive, delivering 17% improved efficiency by 2020, instead of the intended 20%, will be presented to the EU Energy Council later today (June 15).
Business welcomes Green Deal 'progress'
Business leaders have welcomed clarification from government on the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), but warned that there is "still plenty of work to do".
Negative energy price spikes can be halved, says Davey
Climate change polices could slash volatility in global oil, gas and coal prices by 50% by 2050, energy secretary Ed Davey has claimed.
Environmental leaders slam Cameron's speech as 'hot air'
Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire from leading environmental figures after what was heralded as a keynote green economic speech was downgraded.
Davey pledges policy driver for creative clean tech
Energy secretary Ed Davey has launched the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) by pledging that the UK will develop a policy framework with ministers worldwide that supports clean tech innovation.
UK and US to join forces on offshore floating wind turbines
The UK and US are set to forge a new agreement on greener energy initiatives, with a floating wind turbines project kicking off the partnership.
Government attempts to boost CCS with new comp
A move by government to revive its £1bn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) competition and take its first steps to design the first workable demonstration project has been welcomed by industry.
Davey and Unite reach temporary resolution over fuel strikes
Trade union Unite has rejected plans for its tanker drivers to strike over Easter it confirmed today (March 30).
UPDATED: Davey attempts to save CRC with 12-week consultation
Energy secretary Ed Davey has claimed that new proposals to simplify the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and cut red tape will save businesses millions - as he tries to save the unpopular scheme.
Supreme Court throws out Government's FITs appeal
The long-standing feed-in tariff (FIT) saga has at last reached conclusion - with the Supreme Court throwing out the Government's appeal against a ruling that its actions on the subsidies were "unlawful".
Fuel poverty call for better housing & less energy waste
Combating fuel poverty requires a renewed and ambitious strategy centred on improving the housing of those at risk and cutting energy waste says the final report of a Government-backed review.
Ambitious AD start-up firm secures royal approval
The Prince of Wales and Sainsbury's are among a consortium of investors who are backing a new anaerobic digestion (AD) enterprise which plans to build over 40 plants in the UK over the next five years.
Updated: Ofgem rolls out plans to tackle Big Six market dominance
Energy watchdog Ofgem has unveiled a new 'roadmap' of reforms as part of a drive to increase competition and tackle the electricity market dominance held by the Big Six.
UPDATED: Government appeals Supreme Court FITs decision
Decc has submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court opposing a ruling which found its proposed plans to cut Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) subsides were unlawful.
YouTube challenge to Big Six goes viral
A YouTube video which features collapsing cooling towers has gone 'viral' after being viewed more 1,500,000 times in less than a week, as part of a campaign to challenge "bad behaviour" by the Big Six.
Former energy secretary and ex-wife to appear in court
Former energy secretary Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce are expected to appear in court today (February 16) accused of perverting the course of justice over a speeding offence.