Life after DECC – NAPIT looks at the future of the Energy Industry

Managing Director of NAPIT Certification David Cowburn discusses how the recent restructure of the Department of Energy & Climate (DECC) could affect the energy efficiency and renewable’s industry and beyond. Of the recent whirlwind of activity across Westminster throughout the last few months, perhaps one of the most overlooked shifts was the restructure of DECC […]

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Industry "unsettled" and "disappointed" after DECC gets axed

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been axed by new Prime Minister Theresa May. Energy policy will now be decided by the newly-created Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, headed up by Greg Clark – Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. “I am thrilled to have been appointed to lead […]

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Government invests £320 million in ‘central heating for cities’ scheme to bring energy bills down

£320 million will be invested over the next five years in schemes across the country’s towns and cities to take low carbon heat and supply it to keep homes and businesses warm. The Government is consulting on how best to deploy £320 million allocated in the Spending Review for investment in heat networks. Dubbed ‘central […]

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Green MEP lambasts Energy Secretary for "misleading" Parliament over renewables targets

Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has rounded on Energy Secretary Amber Rudd over the content of a letter leaked to the Ecologist. The the Greens claim the letter shows that she misled Parliament by promising the UK was ‘on course’ to deliver on its legally binding 15% renewables obligation when in fact she knew that […]

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Shale gas planning applications will be fast-tracked

Shale gas planning applications will be fast-tracked through a new, dedicated planning process, under measures announced today. Amber Rudd and Greg Clark today announced plans that will ensure local people have a strong say over the development of shale exploration in their area – but will ensure communities and the industry benefit from a swift […]

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