One third of VW cars affected by emissions scandal ‘still not fixed’

A third of cars manufactured by Volkswagen with defeat devices have not been fixed yet. New figures revealed by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) suggest the car manufacturer has fixed only two-thirds of the cars that were affected by the emissions scandal. The Committee found the number of fixes to Volkswagen manufactured cars has fallen […]

Fallon tells business not to worry – he can multi-task

Michael Fallon (pictured) told the business and energy community not to worry today and suggested he was perfectly well equipped to multi-task in his new brief as both Business and Energy Minister. Eyebrows were raised in March when the Tory MP took up the energy role on top of his existing duties when John Hayes […]

Fallon tells business not to worry – he can multi-task

Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon took on the energy brief on top of his existing duties in March when his predecessor John Hayes went on to bigger and better things as advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron. ELN asks the Conservative MP whether he’s up to the task and what his priorities are in one […]

Hayes out, Fallon in: what can we expect?

In yet another reshuffle John Hayes was replaced last week with fellow Tory MP Michael Fallon as Energy Minister. But Fallon will keep his responsibilities at the BIS department, so will this split his focus? ELN ask the industry what they make of the news.

Michael Fallon an ‘effective and no-nonsense’ Minister

The energy industry has welcomed the newly appointed Energy Minister, referring to him as “effective and no-nonsense” and one who will work towards a green and low carbon economy. Those are some of the views from industry groups following Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement today of replacing John Hayes with Michael Fallon (pictured) as Energy […]

Michael Fallon to replace John Hayes as Energy Minister

Conservative MP Michael Fallon (pictured) is set to replace John Hayes as the Energy Minister in what is believed to be part of a mini reshuffle by David Cameron. Mr Hayes, who was appointed in September last year following the departure of the previous Energy Minister Charles Hendry, will become a political and parliamentary adviser […]

SSE boss warns of energy “crunch” in three years

SSE boss Ian Marchant yesterday warned of a “capacity crunch” in the next three years which the Government is “significantly underestimating.” The outgoing chief executive – who is stepping down after more than 10 years in the job this summer – made the comments after a review of the generator’s existing thermal power plants as […]

Energy Minister: ‘People see energy as a right’

People now view energy as a right to the extent they don’t realise the effort it takes to keep the lights on, Energy Minister John Hayes claimed today. He made the comments in a speech minutes before ScottishPower’s Keith Anderson warned the danger of the UK’s generation margin being squeezed down to just 3% – […]

Editorial – value the key to policy?

John Hayes seems a good bloke. Now I don’t know him at all but you get a feeling after 24 years of journalism about how a person is just from a short speech. Today the Minister with more personality than is normally allowed in Westminster gave a short speech where he said his job was […]

Ministers sign plans to put UK at “forefront” of European nuclear

UK ministers hosted a meeting with 11 other EU nations where they signed up to plans to collaborate on nuclear power yesterday. The Government said this means the country will stay at the “forefront” of Europe’s nuclear expansion. A key part of the agreement is access to a French nuclear reactor used for research – […]