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  • = Key Development Thursday 29th January
  • 12:30 Ed Davey: Consumers should search around for best deal On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | BBC News Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey welcomed the falls in energy bills, but encouraged consumers to shop around for the best deals away from the bigger companies. “It is good news that energy bills are falling, but I’m sure people are concerned like I am that the ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 23rd January
  • 09:55 Department of Energy and Climate Change statement: Ed Davey: Npower move shows competition is driving down prices Press Release

    09:55| Press Release | Department of Energy and Climate Change

    Department for Energy and Climate Change press release Responding to Npower’s announcement to cut gas prices by 5.1%, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said:  “Competition is driving down prices and its consume... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 19th January
  • 12:45 Ed Davey: Good news from British Gas but better deals are available On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | BBC News Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey welcomed a commitment by British Gas to cut prices, but said consumers should still shop around as even better deals were avaiblable. "I’m calling on the other big energy companies to follow suit, it is important that these chan... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 15th January
  • 07:20 Ed Davey: Govt working with BP to protect jobs On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey vowed to work with the main North Sea oil and gas producers to protect jobs, in the wake of falling oil prices. "I think BP and Shell are very strong companies and I think if we work with them and the whole industry, we  can ens... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 13th January
  • 13:10 Labour claims 'frantic u-turn' over Sellafield contract House of Commons

    Labour claims 'frantic u-turn' over Sellafield contract House of Commons Labour claims 'frantic u-turn' over Sellafield contract

    Labour has accused the Government of performing a "frantic U-turn", after a private consortium was stripped of its contract to clean up nuclear waste at Sellafield. The Nuclear Management Partners group, which includes multinationals URS... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 8th January
  • 20:00 Climate Changer The House Magazine

    20:00 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine Climate Changer

      Words: Paul Waugh and Daniel Bond Photos: Paul Heartfield      It’s hard work, but someone’s got to do it. Since her promotion to the Cabinet last year, Liz Truss has been on a round of official visits to make a bon vivant... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 18th December
  • 10:58 Energy Secretary boasts of 1m energy efficiency measures delivered House of Commons

    Energy Secretary boasts of 1m energy efficiency measures delivered House of Commons

    The Energy Secretary has today told the House of Commons that a Government drive towards energy efficiency had been successful in both up-take and in reducing energy costs for users. During Energy Questions, Ed Davey said: “Up to October... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 8th December
  • 13:14 In Brief Events

    13:14 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    A by-election takes place to elect two hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords following the death of Viscount Allenby and the retirement of Lord Cobbold Prime Minister David Cameron continues his visit to Turkey before traveling t... Continue to article

  • 13:13 In Brief Events

    13:13 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron visits Turkey Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (4:00pm) and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham (12:30pm) speak at the Britain against cancer conference (Central Hall, Westminster) Energy Secretary Ed Davey a... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 24th November
  • 17:01 In Brief Events

    17:01 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan makes an announcement on defibrillators in schools Energy Secretary Ed Davey makes an announcement on new qualifications for digital skills and speaks at the international energy summit in London (9:00am)... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 21st November
  • 11:15 Secretary of State addresses packed public meeting in Muswell Hill News

    Blog | Lynne Featherstone source icon

    Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, answered questions at a packed public meeting on Wednesday night Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 20th November
  • 08:21 Ed Davey: There is a moral case for contributing to international climate change fund On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey championed today’s announcement that the UK will commit £720m to a new international climate change fund, saying there was a "moral case" for working with other countires to address the issue.  “First of all we have got some ver... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 10th November
  • 16:38 In Brief Events

    16:38 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Energy Secretary Ed Davey speaks at the RenewableUK conference in Manchester (10:35am) Environment Secretary Liz Truss speaks at the Northern Farming Conference 2014 in Northumberland Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Armed Forces ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 6th November
  • 12:50 Ed Davey: No electricity blackouts this winter On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | Daily Politics, BBC Two Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey gave an “absolute assurance” there would be no blackout in Britain in the next two winters, but could not give the same promise on brownouts. “National Grid have said there is always that risk because that happens from time to t... Continue to article

  • 12:50 Ed Davey: No electricity blackouts this winter On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | Daily Politics, BBC Two Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey gave an “absolute assurance” there would be no blackout in Britain in the next two winters, but could not give the same promise on brownouts. “National Grid have said there is always that risk because that happens from time to t... Continue to article

  • 12:03 Labour and Tories must resist 'populist' energy stances - Ed Davey House of Commons

    Labour and Tories must resist 'populist' energy stances - Ed Davey House of Commons

    Ed Davey has criticised Labour and the Conservatives for “short-term populism” on energy policy. The Energy Secretary said energy security was being put under threat by parts of the Opposition that were engaged in an “anti-competitive a... Continue to article

  • 12:03 Labour and Tories must resist 'populist' energy stances - Ed Davey House of Commons

    Labour and Tories must resist 'populist' energy stances - Ed Davey House of Commons

    Ed Davey has criticised Labour and the Conservatives for “short-term populism” on energy policy. The Energy Secretary said energy security was being put under threat by parts of the Opposition that were engaged in an “anti-competitive a... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 3rd November
  • 16:06 In Brief Events

    16:06 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Chancellor George Osborne is expected to make an announcement on Libor; and hosts a reception at 11 Downing Street for military charities Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg hosts the Centre for Cities Northern Futures summit in Leeds (10:0... Continue to article

  • 16:00 In Brief Events

    16:00 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond speaks at the CityUK annual dinner at Mansion House (6:45pm) Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey attends an Enterprise Forum round table discussion in London on energy  Environment, Food and R... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 2nd November
  • 20:45 Story (5 links): Davey calls for cross-party action on climate change

    PoliticsHome Davey calls for cross-party action on climate change Story View links

    Ed Davey has called for cross-party consensus on climate change after a UN report today said drastic action must be taken to cut carbon emissions.

    The Energy Secretary told Pienaar’s Politics the Government “must act urgently” in light of the study, and that climate change was “already affecting our way of life.”

    The report, which the IPCC is releasing in Copenhagen today, is the collaborative work of thousands of scientists and was agreed after negotiations by all the world’s governments. It states that tackling climate change is economically affordable, and that carbon emissions will have to fall to zero by 2100 to combat the issues.

    Mr Davey said that coal generation would have to be “phased out” within the next ten years, in line with the recommendations.

    Last month, the EU reached a deal described as “historic” on climate change, with all countries agreeing targets to deal with the problem of climate change.

    However, Mr Davey said that some Conservatives, such as Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, were reluctant to take action, or were blocking proposals to increase amounts of renewable energy, and “chasing Ukip votes”.

    “We’ve been trying to make sure that communities can benefit directly from hosting onshore wind farms,” he said. “But the Conservatives have asked me, almost on a daily basis, ‘can we have a cap on onshore wind?’

    “I think some of them have been chasing Ukip votes to be honest with you. Some of the actions, particularly from Mr Pickles, using the planning system, to try to reduce the increase of onshore wind. I deeply regret that.”

  • 12:53 Dot Commons: Photo opportunity Dot Commons

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      An open letter to Private Eye Sirs, Interviewing Ed Davey on the Sunday Politics this week, longstanding host Andrew Neil pressed the Energy Secretary on whether he had worn the 'This is what a feminist looks like' t-shirt so in ...

  • 12:20 Ed Davey: Coalition battles ahead On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | Sunday Politics, BBC One Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey predicted "battles ahead" in the Coalition." “It’s always been an interesting relationship. We’ve tried to, for the national interest, put our partisan differeces aside when we were trying to sort out the economy and the budget ... Continue to article

  • 10:45 ECIU: Comment on IPCC climate change report Press Release

    10:45| Press Release

    A press release from the ECIU: ECIU: Comment on IPCC climate change report Commenting on the release of the Synthesis Report today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [1], ECIU board members Dr Camilla Toulmin and Dr... Continue to article

  • 10:24 Ed Davey: We need a cross-party consensus on climate change On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | Pienaar's Politics, BBC Radio 5 Live Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey called for a “cross-party” consensus on climate change in order to make developments quicker and cheaper. "One of the things I’ve always said, I want a political consensus on climate change. We’ve seen a consensus in the scienti... Continue to article

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  • = Key Development Wednesday 28th May
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Davey calls for cross-party action on climate change

Ed Davey has called for cross-party consensus on climate change after a UN report today said drastic action must be taken to cut carbon emissions.

The Energy Secretary told Pienaar’s Politics the Government “must act urgently” in light of the study, and that climate change was “already affecting our way of life.”

The report, which the IPCC is releasing in Copenhagen today, is the collaborative work of thousands of scientists and was agreed after negotiations by all the world’s governments. It states that tackling climate change is economically affordable, and that carbon emissions will have to fall to zero by 2100 to combat the issues.

Mr Davey said that coal generation would have to be “phased out” within the next ten years, in line with the recommendations.

Last month, the EU reached a deal described as “historic” on climate change, with all countries agreeing targets to deal with the problem of climate change.

However, Mr Davey said that some Conservatives, such as Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, were reluctant to take action, or were blocking proposals to increase amounts of renewable energy, and “chasing Ukip votes”.

“We’ve been trying to make sure that communities can benefit directly from hosting onshore wind farms,” he said. “But the Conservatives have asked me, almost on a daily basis, ‘can we have a cap on onshore wind?’

“I think some of them have been chasing Ukip votes to be honest with you. Some of the actions, particularly from Mr Pickles, using the planning system, to try to reduce the increase of onshore wind. I deeply regret that.”


Clegg and Davey push for carbon cuts

It is vital that Europe implements a 30% cut in carbon emissions by 2020, Nick Clegg and Ed Davey have said. Writing in the Guardian, the Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Secretary insist that ambitious targets for reducing emissions will "help grow our low-carbon industries", ensuring Europe remains competitive as well as boosting the UK economy.


PM in fuel strike row

David Cameron was today accused by petrol retailers of "creating a crisis" out of the fuel strike today as a row broke out over Government advice to motorists to fill up their tanks.

Brian Madderson, the chairman of the Petrol Federation, told BBC Radio 4: "This Government appears intent on creating a crisis out of a serious concern, and we would have told them, had we been engaged ahead, that there are now 6,000 fewer forecourts than there were at the time of the last blockade in 2000.

The Unite union has agreed to talks with conciliation service Acas in order to try to prevent a strike by petrol tanker drivers.

Unite assistant general secretary Diana Holland said: “We welcome the prospect of exploratory talks and await a formal invitation from Acas. Unite has said all along that we want a negotiated settlement through meaningful talks.

The news came after Labour leader Ed Miliband earlier urged the Government to "do the responsible thing" and get oil firms and unions together to negotiate.

The Prime Minister and Francis Maude both advised the public to fill up their tanks with petrol to avoid shortages in the event of a strike.

Mr Maude said having "a bit of petrol in a jerry can in the garage is a sensible precaution to take", but within minutes the Fire Brigades Union warned that it would be illegal and unsafe to keep a full jerry can in a garage. The Cabinet Office minister then denied he had offered specific advice on the issue.

Mr Cameron told a press conference that there was "absolutely no justification" for strike action planned by fuel tanker drivers but he was contradicted by the Retail Motor Industries Federation, which said stations had their lowest stocks ever due to financial strains.

Following a meeting of the COBRA committee this afternoon, a Downing Street spokesman said: "Ministers also agreed that motorists should continue to take sensible precautions to prepare for the impacts of a possible strike. There is no need to queue for petrol, but in the normal course of business, motorists should consider keeping their tanks topped up. But there is no shortage of fuel at present and forecourts are being replenished."

There was also rancour about Mr Maude's words on storing extra fuel, with the head of the Fire Brigades Union, Matt Wrack, saying it was "grossly irresponsible" and would put the public and firefighters in danger.


Davey sets out climate plan

The European Union should lead the fight on climate change and commit to a 40% cut in greenhouse gases by 2030, Ed Davey said.

The Energy Secretary has published the UK’s vision for an international agreement that will be secured in Paris next year.

The document says the commitments must be “credible and fair” to all nations, and warns that a failure to reach a deal will put the UK at risk.


Davey: Unwise to rule out joining euro

Ed Davey has said it would be "reckless and unwise" for the UK to rule out joining the euro in the future. In an interview with the New Statesman magazine, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary said David Cameorn's veto of the new European fiscal union was nothing more than a "blip" and that the Coalition would eventually be remembered as more pro-European than Tony Blair's government.


Three more Lib Dems stung

Three more Lib Dem MPs have been secretly recorded by The Daily Telegraph criticising Coalition policies. Ed Davey and Steve Webb criticised child benefit cuts. Michael Moore said he did not want to work with Liam Fox for long.