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Government announces Capacity Market auction parameters

Government announces Capacity Market auction parameters

The Government has today set out how much electricity capacity it intends to buy in the forthcoming Capacity Market auctions.

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Government’s ‘central heating for cities’ scheme to bring energy bills down

Government’s ‘central heating for cities’ scheme to bring energy bills down

£320 million will be invested over the next five years in schemes across the country’s towns and cities to take low carbon heat and supply it to keep homes and businesses warm.

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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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Head of Independent Review of Tidal Lagoons announced

Head of Independent Review of Tidal Lagoons announced

The Independent Review of Tidal Lagoons will be led by industry expert Charles Hendry, supported by a team of seconded civil servants.

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Securing the UK’s electricity supply

Securing the UK’s electricity supply

The Government is taking action to ensure the UK’s long-term energy security as it builds a system of energy infrastructure fit for the 21st century.

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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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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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New Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Defence

New Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Defence

New Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Defence

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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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Getting smart with your energy

Getting smart with your energy

Government has taken another step forward in plans to revolutionise the energy sector.

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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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Transitional arrangements auction closes

Transitional arrangements auction closes

The Transitional Arrangements auction has closed securing 803MW electricity capacity for winter 2016-2017 at a clearing price of £27.50/KW.

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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

Top 10 things the Government is doing to secure investment in clean, secure and affordable energy

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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

Top 10 things the Government is doing to secure investment in clean, secure and affordable energy

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Transitional arrangements auction launches

Transitional arrangements auction launches

The Transitional Arrangements auction has opened today to secure electricity capacity for winter 2016-2017.

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Gas and Electricity Markets Authority Appointments

Gas and Electricity Markets Authority Appointments

The Department of Energy and Climate Change alongside Ofgem announced new appointments to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA).

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Consent approved for the Hinkley Point C connection project

Consent approved for the Hinkley Point C connection project

Consent approved for the Hinkley Point C connection project.

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Consultation to encourage innovation

Consultation to encourage innovation

DECC launches consultation to ensure regulation in the energy sector encourages innovation, and invites views on effectiveness of current regulatory framework in enabling innovation

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New board member appointed to Coal Authority

New board member appointed to Coal Authority

Ministers at the Department of Energy and Climate Change have approved the appointment of Gemma Pearce for three years as a Non-Executive Board member of the Coal Authority.

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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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World agrees historic global climate deal

World agrees historic global climate deal

A historic new global climate agreement has been struck at the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris.

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Securing future electricity supply

Securing future electricity supply

The second Capacity Market auction has successfully concluded, securing capacity for 2019/20. The auction attracted enough bidders to secure the capacity needed at a competitive price for consumers - 46.354GW at a price of £18/kW.

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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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Capacity Market auction opens today

Capacity Market auction opens today

The second Capacity Market auction, which will secure extra capacity for 2019/20, will act like an energy guarantee by making sure there is enough capacity available to meet peak electricity demand.

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UK joins new international clean energy initiative

UK joins new international clean energy initiative

Today in Paris, Prime Minister David Cameron joined world leaders to launch Mission Innovation at the UN Climate Change Conference.

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#BackClimateAction tweetathon 2015

#BackClimateAction tweetathon 2015

DECC are running a tweetathon to raise awareness and support for the UN Climate Change talks in Paris (COP21). Find out how you can get involved.

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Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 26 November 2015

Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 26 November 2015

The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 26 November 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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Paris climate talks explained

Paris climate talks explained

COP21: A quick guide to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

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DECC sets out strategy for UK Continental Shelf

DECC sets out strategy for UK Continental Shelf

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has today set out a strategy to maximise the economic recovery of offshore oil and gas in the UK.

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Government announces plans to close coal power stations by 2025

Government announces plans to close coal power stations by 2025

The Government has announced plans to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025 and restrict their use by 2023.

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Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 29 October 2015

Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 29 October 2015

The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 29 October 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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Ferrybridge multifuel 2 power station

Ferrybridge multifuel 2 power station

New multifuel power station approved in West Yorkshire.

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UK and China sign the Clean Energy Partnership

UK and China sign the Clean Energy Partnership

The UK and China have signed an agreement to work together to transition to the low carbon economy.

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LetterOne transaction with INEOS

LetterOne transaction with INEOS

LetterOne transaction with INEOS

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Best deal for bill payers and investors as subsidies for onshore wind end

Best deal for bill payers and investors as subsidies for onshore wind end

The Government is pushing ahead with its commitment to end public subsidies for onshore wind farms, by closing the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain from 1 April 2016.

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Tackling poor customer service in the energy sector

Tackling poor customer service in the energy sector

Amber Rudd today announced new measures to investigate and tackle poor customer service from energy companies.

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Finance boost to help protect developing countries from climate change

Finance boost to help protect developing countries from climate change

The government is committing to substantially increase the amount of funding we are providing to help the most vulnerable countries protect themselves from the effects of climate change.

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UK energy statistics: statistical press release September 2015

UK energy statistics: statistical press release   September 2015

Energy Trends and Energy Prices published.

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Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 24 September 2015

Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 24 September 2015

The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 24 September 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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