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13-06-2013 £19m available for energy entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and products in energy efficiency, storage and low carbon generation can today apply for a share of £19million of Government funding.
11-06-2013 Government on the side of small businesses
The Government has announced that all the recommendations made in a recent report by the Enterprise Advisor, Lord Young will be accepted.
03-06-2013 A bill for decarbonisation - unlocking investment and jobs and fairer bills
The Energy Bill, which is due to receive its Third Reading in the House of Commons tomorrow, enables a massive decarbonisation of the power sector, ensuring the UK can cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.
03-06-2013 New tariffs for world first renewable heat scheme
Office blocks, factories and community centres could be among a number of buildings across Great Britain to benefit from more cash for renewable heat under proposals set out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
14-05-2013 Micro business boost will transform the economy
Lord Young, the Prime Ministers Enterprise Adviser, publishes Growing your Business: A report on Growing Micro Businesses.
10-05-2013 Working together: how to mobilise investment in green technology
Speech by Greg Barker, Minister of State for Climate Change, at the Responsible Business Summit (7 May 2013)
29-04-2013 UK backs bid to tackle deforestation
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker pledged UK support to the Tropical Forests Alliance 2020, a partnership set up by the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the US Government, during a meeting in Washington this month.
03-04-2013 Industry agree stretching energy efficiency targets with government
The new Climate Change Agreements (CCA) scheme has started, providing an extension to the Climate Change Levy rebate for energy intensive industries until 2023.
03-04-2013 Budget introduces employer tax relief on health benefit
Chancellor George Osbourne confirms the introduction of a targeted tax relief to help businesses recoup some of the costs of back-to-work interventions recommended for absent employees.
27-03-2013 Government announces plan to cut emissions from heating
The Government has announced its action plan to drive a nationwide shift to low carbon heating alternatives. One year on from the launch of the first ever UK heat strategy; the next steps have been set to ensure affordable, low carbon heating plays an important role in our future.
26-03-2013 Building trade given £30m boost
Small construction businesses have welcomed news of a £30 million government backed scheme to help them secure credit. Businesses previously restricted to a £3,000 credit limit from B&Q and Screwfix stores via their TradeUK credit scheme, can now apply for credit accounts worth £25,000.
19-02-2013 Mariner field opens new chapter in UK oil and gas development
The UK Government has given Statoil consent to drill one of the biggest developments ever in the North Sea
15-02-2013 Secretary of State Edward Davey speech to the AVOID symposium at the Royal Society
Ed Davey, Secretary of State, has delivered a speech to the AVOID symposium on climate change, stressing that the responsibility of avoiding dangerous climate change falls on all of us, but ........!
23-01-2013 The new home on the web for the Department of Energy & Climate Change - gov.uk/decc
DECC has now moved its content to the new GOV.UK website joining its colleagues from FCO, BIS, MoD, DCLG and DfT. All remaining ministerial departments are due to move over in the first few months of 2013.
14-01-2013 £125m Green Deal cashback scheme opens
"Energy saving has never been so attractive" - that's the message from Edward Davey today as he announced the Green Deal Cashback Scheme is open, with hundreds of pounds of cash available to householders in England and Wales who make energy saving home improvements.
14-01-2013 UK leads EU scheme to drive bioenergy innovation
The UK has pledged up to £10million (12.5M euro) to a scheme to develop innovative bioenergy projects, in partnership with seven other EU countries. The cash will help stimulate millions of pounds of further private investment in the technology.
09-01-2013 £292,000 boost for bioenergy entrepreneurs
Seven British entrepreneurs have been awarded a share of £292,000 to spur on innovation in bioenergy, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced today.
19-12-2012 Government decision on international aviation and shipping emissions
Government will defer a decision on whether to include international aviation and shipping emissions in carbon budgets until the setting of the fifth carbon budget in 2016, by which point there should be more clarity on how aviation emissions will be tackled at an EU and global level.
18-12-2012 Solar and biomass support packages published
The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry and biomass developers were today given certainty on projects to be supported under the Government
13-12-2012 Private finance is key to tackling climate change - Barker
UK Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker and CEO of UAE's Masdar, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, today announced a new roundtable for the world's largest public and private sector investors in low carbon industries, to scale up investment to combat climate change in developing economies.

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