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Hurd and Neville-Rolfe receive energy and climate change portfolios

Baroness Neville-Rolfe and Nick Hurd have been handed the energy and climate change portfolios respectively in the newly created UK government department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS).

Clark appointed new UK energy chief

The UK's Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been abolished and Greg Clark is to leave his post as Secetary of State for Communities and Local Government to head up a new ministry called the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Speculation grows over future of UK energy ministry

There has been growing speculation among the UK media this morning that the country’s department of energy and climate change is to be abolished, just eight years after its creation.

UK coal to gas conversion facility continues despite upheaval

An initiative by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change and Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to offer the owners of existing coal-finds plants the possibility of converting their facilities to run on gas, or of building a new CCGT, remains in place despite the political turbulence of recent weeks.

UK plans for 53.8 GW in capacity market auction

The UK is set to hold three capacity market auctions this winter, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has said. 

UK government confirms energy efficiency investment

The UK’s department of energy and climate change has released its departmental five year plan and it includes detail on spending allocated to energy efficiency initiatives.

No surprises as UK government publishes five year energy plan

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published its official departmental plan, to take into account the period from 2015 to 2020.

RWE puts $1.4bn in wind power investment on hold

Hans Bunting, RWE Innogy’s chief executive, said the company had stopped all further investment and completely frozen its onshore wind development pipeline while it awaits an announcement from the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change on whether projects will have a route to market

UK government passes energy policy power to new commission

There is some confusion as to the role of the department of energy and climate change following a reorganisation announced by the UK’s chancellor for the exchequer George Osborne this week.

EDF granted planning permission for UK gas-fired power plant

Utility EDF Energy has received planning consent from the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to build a 1.8 GW gas-fired power station in the east of the country.

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