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Water and waste

In my last blog I wrote about our successes in improving the department’s energy efficiency and some of the projects we had undertaken to achieve such big savings.  But it’s just as important to acknowledge the areas where we are yet to achieve such significant improvements, so this time I’ve decided to write about some […]

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Posted on: Oct 29 2012

The challenge of uncertainty

I’m not often one to mix work with pleasure, but I went to the watch ‘The Heretic’ recently, a play about climate change.  It got me thinking about the challenges we face in Government when making long-term decisions about how we tackle climate change, whilst dealing with a range of uncertainties about what the future […]

Still Loving Our Tents

Now that the festival and events season in the UK is drawing to a close, and since my last blog about this, we’ve had some time to look at where the Love Your Tent campaign is at now, what it’s achieved thus far, and more importantly what the plans are for the coming months. We’ve […]

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Posted on: Oct 23 2012

The viability of wind

As the Chair of the Office for Renewable Energy Deployment, I’ve been following with interest the recent blog posts by the Guardian and the Global Warming Policy Foundation who take opposing views on the viability of wind turbines as part of the UK’s energy mix. So what is our view at DECC? We know that […]

Filed under: Renewable energy

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Posted on: Oct 9 2012

Green Deal – Green Light

 In a milestone month for the Green Deal it was great to start the week in Birmingham congratulating the City Council and Carillion Energy Services on its Green Deal delivery partnership.  Birmingham Energy Savers Programme plans to refurbish around 60,000 homes and non domestic buildings.  To support this tremendous work we recently awarded £2.6m to the […]

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Posted on: Oct 8 2012

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