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Yeo warns UK government to include decarbonisation target in Energy Bill

The chairman of the UK’s Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee, Tim Yeo has criticised the government for its prioritisation of gas power generation and is seeking to have a target for decarbonisation included in the recently announced Energy Bill.

UK chancellor defeated in attempt to water down carbon targets

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has not been successful in an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming.

Mixed feelings over renewables role in UK Budget

UK Chancellor George Osborne today said that “renewable energy will play a crucial part in Britain’s energy mix”.

Davey forces through energy plant despite Osborne opposition

In yet another example of the coalition government’s division on energy matters the UK energy secretary Ed Davey has pushed through approval for a giant energy from waste plant in the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne’s Cheshire constituency.

UK close to deal on guarantee for Europe’s largest nuclear project

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced that a preliminary deal has been made to provide a financial guarantee to help fund the development of Europe's largest nuclear power project.

UK government forced to extend nuclear timeline

The British government has had to revise its initial target of having 16 GW of nuclear reactors in place by 2025.

Scotland launches £103m renewables fund

Scotland has launched a £103m ($163m) investment fund to drive the growth of renewable energy.

UK unveils tax breaks to kickstart shale gas industry

The UK Chancellor George Osborne today unveiled a generous new tax regime for shale gas.

UK must not become dependent on gas says CBI boss

The head of Britain’s leading business organisation has said that the UK must not become “dependent” on gas as a silver bullet to its energy problems.

Coalition wars sees Osborne oppose Davey on renewables

The UK coalition’s increasingly fraught relationship has taken another turn for the worst, with the stand-off between Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Liberal Democrat energy secretary Ed Davey, over the priority fuel for the country’s energy future.

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