Tackling fuel poverty priority for UK energy efficiency sector

Fuel poverty is a priority for the government’s energy efficiency plans. That’s according to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth. He was speaking at the home energy efficiency and demand reduction hearing at the House of Commons today. He added: “Fuel poverty is […]

Lord Bourne: Energy efficiency benefits far too huge to be ignored

The benefits of energy efficiency are “far too huge to be ignored”. That’s according to Energy Minister Lord Bourne who said the UK’s record on energy efficiency ensures the nation is “well placed to compete in the years ahead”. He added the automotive sector has reported a 55% improvement in energy use per vehicle since 1995. […]

Lord Bourne: UK expects three things from COP21

Energy Minister Lord Bourne said the UK is looking for three main things from the upcoming climate conference in Paris. He said firstly: “We need a regular period of review.” This will allow progress and international climate change contributions to be assessed on a regular basis, he added. Lord Bourne went on to say this will be […]

Green light for gas storage project in Lancashire

The UK Government has given the green light to build gas storage facility in Lancashire. The Preesall Underground Gas Storage Facility will extract gas from local underground salt caverns. It is expected to create around 300 jobs during construction and 40 permanent positions once operational. The project, which will be located on the east side of the […]

Lord Bourne joins DECC

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth has become the latest addition to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). DECC made the announcement on its twitter account. He joins newly appointed Energy Secretary Amber Rudd and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, who replaced Matt Hancock – now the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office. Lord Bourne […]