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Davey hits out at ‘straightjacket’ claims over UK energy policy


Energy Secretary Ed Davey has hit back at claims by former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson that the coalition government has placed Britain in a “straightjacket” with its energy policy....

Row over Labour price freeze plans reignites


Energy Secretary Ed Davey has clashed with his Labour shadow, Caroline Flint, over the opposition party’s plans to freeze energy prices if it wins next year’s General Election.

Which? urges ring-fencing of generation and supply ahead of election


Consumer group Which? has published its manifesto for next year’s General Election, including a demand for the ring-fencing of power companies’ generation and supply arms.

Minister reaffirms commitment to solar


Climate Change Minister Amber Rudd has reaffirmed the UK Government’s commitment to solar energy, despite changes to subsidies for solar projects.

Onshore wind cheaper than coal, gas and nuclear, says EU report


Onshore wind power is cheaper than coal, gas or nuclear when air quality, climate change and health costs are taken into account, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Environmental audit committee calls for Hinkley Point probe


The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has called for the National Audit Office (NAO) to launch a probe into the UK Government’s deal with French utility firm EDF Energy to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

Sector Round Up - 21/10/2014


This week's top stories cover; Ofgem to investigate three firms over advanced meter roll-out, Renewable trade bodies to go separate ways and Mojo signs deal over MeyGen construction.

Market solutions urged for European renewables policy


The deployment of renewable energy schemes must be market driven, with subsidies progressively phased out after 2020, according to a report from the Union of the Electricity Industry (Eurelectric).

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