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Nuclear: Brussels Launches State Aid Probe Into Cameron's Project [VIDEO]

December 19, 2013 by Kasper Peters

State Aid Probe

Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, looks into the merits of the European Commission’s decision to open a state aid probe into the new nuclear power project at Hinkley Point C in the United Kingdom.[read more]

Unlocking the UK's Shale Gas Potential

August 14, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

The UK's natural gas market has been experiencing problems similar to those the US encountered in the last decade, prior to wide-scale development of shale gas resources. Natural gas production from the offshore fields of the UK sector of the North Sea has declined rapidly.[read more]

British Prime Minister Opens World's Largest Wind Energy Farm

July 8, 2013 by David Thorpe

PM Opens Wind Energy Farm

Prime Minister David Cameron recently launched the world’s largest offshore wind power plant, the London Array, located in the Thames estuary, approximately 20 kilometres off the Kent and Essex coast.[read more]

Is David Cameron appointing climate sceptics?

September 10, 2012 by David Thorpe

David Cameron appointed several new ministers last week who are suspected of being weak on climate change and green issues. These appointments demonstrate that anxieties from those on the right of the Tory party about losing seats at the next election take precedence in his mind over his previously stated aim of creating “the greenest...[read more]

UK Greens Divided on Nuclear Power

March 16, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute

Prominent environmentalists in the United Kingdom are at loggerheads over whether Britain should pursue new nuclear power plants, in a clash that has revealed sharply divergent approaches to energy and climate change. Five leading environmentalists said abandoning plans for nuclear power would be a "serious environmental mistake,"...[read more]

UK & France in major nuclear reactor deal

February 17, 2012 by Dan Yurman

Two French nuclear giants, EDF and Areva, and Rolls-Royce, the flagship nuclear firm in the UK, are signing deals worth {l}500 million ($791 million) to build new nuclear reactors in the UK[read more]

Prime Minister Confirms Offshore Wind Energy Fund

October 25, 2010 by Vicky Portwain

Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed today that the government will not cut the port infrastructure fund designed to help bring on stream facilities for offshore wind energy around the UK. David Cameron said “We need thousands of offshore turbines in the next decade and beyond… To help secure private sector investment in this...[read more]

UK Drops Low Carbon Buildings Programme | Keeps FITS

May 27, 2010 by Ron Pernick

The UK's coalition government headed by Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg have handed out swift cuts to the department of Energy and Climate Change to the tune of £85 million as part of their goal to cut 6 billion in government spending over the next two years. This will...[read more]

Nuclear or no nuclear….the first dispute for the UK’s newly elected Cameron-Clegg coalition

May 14, 2010 by Climatico Analysis

As former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown and his family stepped down from service, the new Conservative leader, David Cameron has finally stepped in to Number 10 Downing Street.  In the most exciting, yet controversial general election for decades, the UK has seen a Cameron and his next in command, Nick Clegg from the Liberal...[read more]

What Could the UK Election Results Mean for future Energy Policy?

May 11, 2010 by Vicky Portwain

In the face of the first UK hung parliament since 1974, the media has been dominated by talks of what happens next. A potential Conservative/ Lib Dem coalition has to date been the most discussed. We know however that the Conservatives and the Lib Dems have major policy differences on electoral reform, the economy and immigration....[read more]

Conservative Energy Policy Goes Live

March 25, 2010 by Vicky Portwain

The Conservatives want to put in place an offshore wind energy grid and “take the poison out of onshore wind” according to their energy policy released this week. Shadow Prime Minister David Cameron says the Conservative policy paper “Rebuilding Security” sets out the party’s would-be programme for a reform of British energy policy....[read more]

David Cameron’s Renewable Energy Challenge

June 27, 2009 by Vicky Portwain

How green really are the blues? Conservative party leader David Cameron portrays a green image by biking to work and installing a wind turbine on his roof - however is the Conservative party up for tackling the effects of climate change and what are their plans for taking us into a greener future? In January the Conservatives announced...[read more]