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Clean energy projects receive £24 million to keep towns warm

Clean energy projects receive £24 million to keep towns warm

New Government funding to help develop clean and efficient heating systems has been awarded to 13 local authorities across England, Climate Change and Industry Minister Nick Hurd announced today.

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Low Carbon Contracts and Electricity Settlements Company reappointments

Low Carbon Contracts and Electricity Settlements Company reappointments

The Energy Secretary has reappointed Dr Martin Read as Chair of the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlements Company.

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£23 million boost for hydrogen powered vehicles and infrastructure

£23 million boost for hydrogen powered vehicles and infrastructure

Funding to accelerate the take up of hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure.

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New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric car infrastructure

New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric car infrastructure

Self-driving car insurance and electric vehicle charge point measures introduced in Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill.

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More people to receive help to stay warm in their homes thanks to new energy reforms

More people to receive help to stay warm in their homes thanks to new energy reforms

Reforms to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) will be targeted at households struggling to pay their energy bills.

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Climate change challenges set out in new national assessment

Climate change challenges set out in new national assessment

The Climate Change Risk Assessment will be followed by the National Adaptation Programme setting out how government addresses these risks.

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Low emission freight and logistics trial competition winners announced

Low emission freight and logistics trial competition winners announced

Winners of £20 million funding in Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial announced.

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New Chair of the Adaptation Sub Committee announced

New Chair of the Adaptation Sub Committee announced

The Committee on Climate Change’s Adaptation Sub-Committee will have a new Chair from 1 February 2017

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GLD lawyer helps seal

GLD lawyer helps seal "monumental" deal to cut greehouse gases

GLD lawyer Brian Ruddie led an international group of lawyers to secure an important deal to protect the environment.

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Government invests over £2.5 million in new technologies and ideas to futureproof UK’s transport sector

Government invests over £2.5 million in new technologies and ideas to futureproof UK’s transport sector

Transport innovation grants opening for new bids.

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UK ratifies the Paris Agreement

UK ratifies the Paris Agreement

Against the backdrop of international climate negotiations in Marrakesh, the Paris Agreement has been ratified by the UK.

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Government gears up for zero emission future with plans for UK charging infrastructure

Government gears up for zero emission future with plans for UK charging infrastructure

Plans for more charging stations to encourage low emission vehicles.

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New 'central heating for cities' to help reduce energy bills

New 'central heating for cities' to help reduce energy bills

Households across the UK could have their heating bills reduced, thanks to a new funding scheme announced by the government today.

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£35 million boost for ultra low emission vehicles

£35 million boost for ultra low emission vehicles

Funding committed to low emission taxis and motorbikes, plus more chargepoints for workplaces and residential streets.

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Alder Hey Children’s Hospital commended by the Prime Minister

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital commended by the Prime Minister

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has won the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building award at this year’s British Construction Industry Awards.

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UK secures historic deal to combat global aviation emissions

UK secures historic deal to combat global aviation emissions

The UK has agreed a huge aviation climate deal with 190 countries. Airlines will offset emissions aiming for carbon neutral growth from 2020.

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More drivers choose ultra low emission vehicles

More drivers choose ultra low emission vehicles

Figures show record numbers of new ultra low emissions vehicles soaring.

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More drivers choose ultra low emission vehicles

More drivers choose ultra low emission vehicles

Figures show record numbers of new ultra low emissions vehicles soaring.

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Date announced for more powerful Oil and Gas Authority

Date announced for more powerful Oil and Gas Authority

The Secretary of State announces that the Oil and Gas Authority will receive new powers on 1 October

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Raising the standard of MOT testing to improve road safety

Raising the standard of MOT testing to improve road safety

Plans have been revealed to improve road safety and give consumers a better service when they take their vehicle for its MOT.

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DECC in the Media blog

DECC in the Media blog

Subscribe for the latest on energy and climate change items making the headlines.

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Free electric vehicle parking space for thousands in Milton Keynes

Free electric vehicle parking space for thousands in Milton Keynes

Transport Minister visits Milton Keynes to launch 15,000 free parking spaces for electric vehicles as part of the town's Go Ultra Low City scheme.

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Cash boost for cleaner, greener vans and lorries

Cash boost for cleaner, greener vans and lorries

Transport Minister Andrew Jones announces £19 million funding to help freight industry cut vehicle emissions and unveils accreditation scheme.

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£21 million green transport funding to support job creation and clean up air quality

£21 million green transport funding to support job creation and clean up air quality

Successful schemes get funding to improve lives and increase access to jobs.

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Greater security for North Sea Oil and Gas as Energy Bill becomes law

Greater security for North Sea Oil and Gas as Energy Bill becomes law

The Government is powering ahead with our plans to help guarantee secure, affordable and clean energy for the nation, as the Energy Bill comes into law.

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Government launches £2 million competition to promote roll out of hydrogen fuelled fleet vehicles

Government launches £2 million competition to promote roll out of hydrogen fuelled fleet vehicles

Public and private sector fleets can get up to 75% off the cost of zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles.

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Government publishes findings of diesel emissions testing programme

Government publishes findings of diesel emissions testing programme

Vehicles tested in the UK programme showed no evidence of car manufacturers, apart from the VW Group, fitting devices to defeat the approved emissions test programme.

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Amber Rudd statement on the death of Sir David MacKay

Amber Rudd statement on the death of Sir David MacKay

A statement from the Secretary of State on the death of DECC's former Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir David Mackay.

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£38 million fund will use F1 technology to design greener cars

£38 million fund will use F1 technology to design greener cars

Winners of government competition will develop ideas to cut vehicle emissions and help plug-in cars drive further.

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5 reasons why we are backing Hinkley Point C

5 reasons why we are backing Hinkley Point C

5 reasons why we are backing Hinkley Point C, as part of our plan to tackle a legacy of under-investment in the UK's energy infrastructure and build a system fit for the 21st century.

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Biggest ever investigation into energy market builds on what government is doing to keep bills down

Biggest ever investigation into energy market builds on what government is doing to keep bills down

The Energy Secretary has responded today to the biggest ever investigation into the energy market.

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What the Government is doing to secure investment in clean, secure and affordable energy

What the Government is doing to secure investment in clean, secure and affordable energy

Today the Energy and Climate Change Committee has published their report on investor confidence.

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Evaluation of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Evaluation of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Over 80% of RHI applicants are satisfied with their new systems.

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Review of Tidal Lagoons

Review of Tidal Lagoons

Today, Wednesday 10 February the Government announced an independent review into the feasibility and practicality of tidal lagoon energy in the UK.

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New website hosts wealth of data on energy efficient buildings

New website hosts wealth of data on energy efficient buildings

The Digital Catapult has created the Building Data Exchange to stimulate innovation and help constructors build more efficient properties.

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World’s largest offshore wind farm to be built in the UK

World’s largest offshore wind farm to be built in the UK

DONG Energy confirms a positive Final Investment Decision for Hornsea One offshore windfarm off the coast of Grimsby in Northern England

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£40 million to drive green car revolution across UK cities

£40 million to drive green car revolution across UK cities

Nottingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes and London named as winners of multi-million fund to encourage drivers to go green.

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New Milton Keynes testing laboratory supports Britain’s booming plug in vehicle market

New Milton Keynes testing laboratory supports Britain’s booming plug in vehicle market

Transport Minister opens state-of-the-art electric and hybrid vehicle testing facility.

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Hundreds of cleaner buses for England’s towns and city centres

Hundreds of cleaner buses for England’s towns and city centres

Upgraded buses will complete more than a million greener journeys a year helping improve air quality

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Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 22 December 2015

Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 22 December 2015

The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 22 December 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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UK energy statistics: statistical press release December 2015

UK energy statistics: statistical press release   December 2015

Energy Trends and Energy Prices published.

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Sir Andrew Matthews appointed as Chairman of NNL

Sir Andrew Matthews appointed as Chairman of NNL

The Department of Energy and Climate Change today announced the appointment of Sir Andrew Mathews as chair of the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) with effect from January 2016.

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New plug in grant will treble number of greener cars on Britain’s roads

New plug in grant will treble number of greener cars on Britain’s roads

More than 100,000 motorists to benefit from £400 million fund focused on greenest vehicles.

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Calculated climate success

Calculated climate success

Extra funding for the development of DECC’s successful international 2050 calculator project.

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UK government pledges bold ambition for electric cars

UK government pledges bold ambition for electric cars

Government reaffirms UK’s commitment for almost all cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050 at Paris COP21 conference.

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