Higher energy bills result of government intervention

A House of Lords report has claimed that successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called on the government to do more to demonstrate the actual value for money of green energy schemes paid for by bill payers.

Reforms to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) will be targeted at households struggling to pay their energy bills.

Scotland’s Future Energy Taskforce has urged the Scottish government to takes its opportunity to transform the country’s energy sector.

The UK government has reappointed consultancy firm Ricardo Energy & Environment as its National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory agency.

A new report from the National Audit Office has unveiled that around £100 million was spent on a competition for developing carbon capture technology before it was scrapped.

Plans for a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay are expected to gain government support this week.

An energy supplier league table is to be published to increase transparency on the numbers of people on expensive standard variable tariffs.

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to spend £730 million of annual support on renewable electricity projects over this Parliament.

Edinburgh City Council has signed a contract with E.ON’s energy efficiency business, Matrix.

21 organisations representing the solar industry have argued that the industry needs certainty to invest.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has outlined his plans to create ‘A City of all Londoners’, including a series of proposals to make the capital a greener place and ensure it reaches its target of zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The construction of a 22 turbine wind farm in the Highlands, that will generate enough power for 36,000 homes, has gained the green light.

The first part of a government £320 million fund has been released, to upgrade heating in towns and cities to supply low carbon and recycled heat.

The government has overruled Lancashire County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a fracking site.

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