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    DECC makes £20m available for energy storage innovations(19/10/2012)

    Innovators are being offered the chance to get their hands on cash to develop innovative energy storage designs and bring new technologies to market.

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    Davey: climate change policies could halve negative impacts of energy price shocks(18/05/2012)

    The negative impact that spikes in global oil, gas and coal prices have on the UK could be reduced by over 50% in 2050 as a result of climate change policies, energy secretary Edward Davey claims. The analysis, produced by Oxford Economics shows how the UK’s sensitivity to oil and gas price shocks could be reduced by using low-carbon power generation from renewables, new nuclear and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), and through increasing energy efficiency.

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    UK firms could assist Fukushima clean up(11/04/2012)

    The UK and Japan have agreed a framework on civil nuclear cooperation, providing the basis for UK companies to engage in multi-billion pound decommissioning opportunities in Japan. Announced as part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s first official visit to Japan, the framework also covers co-operation on wider nuclear issues.

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    Government moves to make FiTs scheme 'more predictable'(10/02/2012)

    The government has announced plans to ensure the future of the Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) scheme to make it more predictable. Transparency, longevity and certainty are reported to be at the heart of the new improved scheme. It is hoped that the reforms will provide greater confidence to consumers and industry investing in renewable technologies such as solar power, anaerobic digestion, micro-CHP, wind and hydro power.

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    Renewables attract £2.5bn in investments so far this financial year(03/01/2012)

    Chris Huhne (pictured) has revealed more evidence of the economic benefits of renewable energy as he reaffirmed the coalition’s commitment to meeting EU renewable energy targets. Latest research from DECC shows that, so far this financial year, companies have announced plans for almost £2.5bn worth of investment in renewable energy projects in the UK, with the potential to create almost 12,000 jobs across the country.

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    New assessment shows risks of no action on climate change(07/12/2011)

    A new scientific assessment of climate change highlights the effects the world could face if global temperature changes are not limited to two degrees. The assessment, commissioned by Energy secretary Chris Huhne and led by the Met Office Hadley Centre, studied 24 different countries. It notes that all the countries in the study have warmed since the 1960s and that the occurrence of extremely warm temperatures has increased whilst extremely cold temperatures have become less frequent.

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    Putting energy red tape under the spotlight(28/11/2011)

    The government's Red Tape Challenge now turns its attention to energy. Energy Minister Charles Hendry (pictured) is urging business, green groups and members of the public to help identify ineffective, burdensome or unnecessary regulation; in turn, ministers will listen to the evidence and ideas of business on what works, what doesn’t and how it might be improved.

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    Clegg and Huhne set out government commitment to renewables(20/10/2011)

    Proposals to support renewable electricity and bring forward investment in the UK's energy infrastructure have been published by the Government. The consultation proposes new support levels for large scale renewable electricity from 2013-17 (2014-17 for offshore wind) under the Renewables Obligation (RO). These proposals are expected to cost between £0.4bn and £1.3bn less than retaining current bandings and drive a higher level of deployment than leaving bandings as they are.

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    Winner of pylon design competition is announced(14/10/2011)

    Bystrup’s innovative T-Pylon design has been unanimously agreed by the judging panel as the winner of the Pylon Design Competition run by the Department of Energy & Climate Change, National Grid, and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Following a very high-quality field with 250 entries and six excellent finalists, which were featured at the London Design Festival, the judges were overwhelmed by the huge public interest in the competition.

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    What might Britain's pylons of the future look like?(16/09/2011)

    Chris Huhne has opened a special display featuring scale models of six striking designs for new electricity pylons at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The 'Pylon for the Future' exhibit forms part of the London Design Festival and is open to the public until October 5 2011. National Grid has also published its new approach to building new transmission infrastructure, which will put greater emphasis on mitigating the visual impact of its new electricity lines.

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    Chris Huhne calls energy summit for small suppliers(06/07/2011)

    Energy Secretary Chris Huhne will hold a top level meeting with new energy suppliers tomorrow (Thursday 7 July) to find out what help they need to break the dominance of the Big Six gas and electricity companies, boost competition and keep energy prices for households down. This follows hot on the heels of the announcement that red tape is to be slashed for small energy companies to help them break into the market.

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