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  • = 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

  • = Key Development Thursday 30th October
  • 20:00 2020 Vision The House Magazine

    20:00 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine 2020 Vision

    Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield    My eyesight has been improving,” says Danny Alexander. “They say you get more long-sighted as you get older, and I was slightly short-sighted to start with. So maybe that process has del... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 26th October
  • 11:40 Ed Davey: Tackling climate change needs to be done in cheapest way possible On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | Murnaghan, Sky News Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey said tackling climate change should not come at the expense of higher energy costs for consumers and businesses. "I really want to go green, I think climate change is a serious challenge to our economy, but we've got to do it in... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 24th October
  • 16:26 Ed Davey: Britain is already meeting EU climate change targets On air

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

    Ed Davey said that the EU agreement on climate change was a “major step forwards” towards a global agreement on climate change at the Paris summit next year. “Climate change is a threat to our planet to our economy, to our way of life. B... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 20th October
  • 17:56 In Brief Events

    17:56 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron chairs an Extremism Taskforce meeting at 10 Downing Street and announces new funding to help the Charity Commission tackle abuse in the sector Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg delivers a speech on public sect... Continue to article

  • 13:38 Ed Davey: Govt considering setting up its own energy comparison site On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | World at One, BBC Radio 4 Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey said the Government was considering whether to set up a not-for-profit energy switching site, after Ofgem accused some of the price comparison companies of hiding the best deals. “That’s something we’re looking at.” The Energ... Continue to article

  • 13:37 Caroline Flint: We must have a discussion about setting up a non-for profit price comparison website On air

    On Air | Caroline Flint MP | Shadow Energy and Climate Chan... | World at One, BBC Radio 4 Video Caroline Flint MP

    Caroline Flint said there needed to be a discussion about setting up a "non-for profit" price comparison website. "All we’ve heard from this government in the last four years, and every speech Ed Davey makes he makes this point, is to te... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 8th October
  • 13:00 Transcript: Nick Clegg speech to the Liberal Democrat conference Transcripts

    Nick Clegg speech to the Liberal Democrat conference Transcripts

    Check against delivery Before I say anything else, I’m sure I speak on behalf of all Liberal Democrats when I say that our hearts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Alan Henning and David Haines for their tragic loss. ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 7th October
  • 15:02 Ban on coal-generated electricity by 2025 - Davey PoliticsHome News

    Ban on coal-generated electricity by 2025 - Davey PoliticsHome News

    The Liberal Democrats would legislate to ban coal-generated electricity by 2025 if in government after the next election, the Energy Secretary has said. Addressing the party conference in Glasgow, Ed Davey also announced "an extra one h... Continue to article

  • 07:03 Ed Davey: We will show people they can go green and have low bills On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | Good Morning Britain, ITV Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey said the Lib Dems wanted to show people that they could “go green and have low energy bills” and that there was a lot of support for Nick Clegg at party conference, despite his poor poll ratings today. “It’s proving effective an... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 6th October
  • 14:51 Transcript: Jo Swinson speech to the Liberal Democrat conference Transcripts

    Jo Swinson speech to the Liberal Democrat conference Transcripts

      Jo Swinson speech to Liberal Democrat conference   “The Ayes to the right 291, the Noes to the left 322.”… With those words the Lib Dem benches in the House of Commons erupted as we realised we had just defeated Tony Blair’s g... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 2nd October
  • 20:00 Olly's Army The House Magazine

    20:00 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine Olly's Army

      Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield      “You’ve got an awesome, kick-arse woman like Martha Lane Fox in there. And then you’ve got some of the oldest, most experienced politicians who you frankly last saw on Spitting... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 12th September
  • 15:35 In Brief Events

    15:35 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband campaigns in central Scotland and speaks on the economy, inequality and jobs Business Secretary Vince Cable speaks at the global cyber security innovation summit at the British Museum and announces ne... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 10th September
  • 13:32 Ed Davey: Scottish people want to stay in the United Kingdom On air

    On Air | Ed Davey MP | Energy Secretary | World at One, BBC Radio 4 Video Ed Davey MP

    Ed Davey said that Scottish people "wanted to stay" in the United Kingdom, and they would "vote for change" if they vote No. "We argue passionately for the Union. Voting No is about democratic renewal. Our pledge for a radical transfer o... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 2nd September
  • 12:37 Ed Davey: UK is leading Europe in tackling climate change On air

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

    Ed Davey said that Britain was “leading in Europe” by pushing for the most ambitious targets for greenhouse gas reductions of any EU member state.   “We have legislated for the world’s first ever low-carbon electricity market, so we are ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 29th August
  • 17:20 In Brief Events

    17:20 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime minister David Cameron chairs an emergency COBR meeting on the UK's response to the situation in Iraq and Syria Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (15.40), natural environment minister Lord de Mauley (10.45) and shadow environment mi... Continue to article

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  • = Key Development Wednesday 23rd April
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  • = Key Development Monday 31st March
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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.


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