Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Sun Is Setting on Large-Scale Solar

Peter Rolton | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Aside from the sneaking suspicion that this is actually a spooked Governmental response to the rising numbers of UKIP voters, aiming to stop the progress of large solar before it becomes as unpopular as wind with NIMBY voters and causes anyone else to defect, there is a far more immediate problem.

UK Could Face Power Blackouts By 2015, Report Warns

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK

The UK could face power-blackouts by 2015, unless the industry combats depleting electricity supplies effectively, a regulator has warned. As Ofgem...

North Sea Oil Gets £1 Billion Boost

PA | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

A £1 billion project to develop two oil fields in the North Sea has been given the go-ahead. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has appro...

City Watchdog To Probe Gas Market Fixing

Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The City watchdog has said it was investigating claims that the wholesale gas market has been manipulated by some energy firms. The Financial Servi...

Fracking War Set To Resume

Benjamin Wells | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Benjamin Wells

In 2011, two peculiar things happened just outside of Blackpool. There were earthquakes, two of them to be precise which were later attributed to Cuadrillas fracking practices. Naturally, this is not the best way to reassure people of the benefits of hydraulic fracturing.

Panic At The Pumps?

PA | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Panic buying at the pumps earlier this year brought the UK's long-term fall in petrol sales to a halt, figures on Monday showed. But prices were so...

Measures Drawn Up To Avert Fuel Tanker Strike

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

A final set of proposals has been drawn up in a bid to avert strikes by fuel tanker drivers, Acas has said. The Unite union has been given until Ma...

One In Four Households 'Living In Fuel Poverty'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK

A quarter of households in England and Wales are now living in fuel poverty, as the government looks set to miss its target of eliminating the problem...

Nuclear Industry Review Published

PA | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Politics

The Government is to publish a review of the UK nuclear industry in the light of the Fukushima disaster, amid concerns it has pushed ahead with new re...

'Rush' To Build Nuclear Plants Criticised By Campaigners

PA | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK

Environmental campaigners have accused the Government of pushing forward with new nuclear power plants before lessons could be learned from the Fukush...

Ministry Of Stress: How Whitehall Anxiety Rates Have Shot Up Over The Last Year

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics

There is a stress epidemic in Whitehall, with anxiety related absences among civil servants rising by as much as 140 per cent over the last year in on...