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We’ve listened: a new approach to managing our radioactive waste

Today we’ve set out our renewed approach to find a suitable site to dispose of the country’s higher-activity radioactive waste. This waste exists from decades of enjoying the benefits of low-carbon electricity from nuclear power. We must manage this material responsibly and, in doing so, we can also support the development of new, clean, low-carbon […]

Climate change: New US study presents a stark choice for business

A new report from the Risky Business project published on 24th June quantifies for the first time the risks of climate change for American businesses. It sets out clearly the economic consequences across the whole country, for “corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington State, and maple syrup producers in Vermont [who] are all […]

Poke it, prod it, break it – help us to make a great Global Calculator

Close observers of DECC will know about the UK’s 2050 calculator, and the unexpected benefits of being open with it: it has been adapted by the governments of India, China and several others (and watch this space for news about Japan, developments in China, and launches by other countries towards Christmas). But that was all […]

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund – upfront cash to help you save more on your energy bills

From today, people wanting to make energy saving home improvements can get up to £7600 from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to help with the cost of the work. This is an excellent opportunity that will make it substantially cheaper to have a warm, more comfortable home that will cost less to heat. The […]

Ask your question about the future of energy

  Update: 30 May 2014 Thanks to everyone who sent in questions for our #HayEnergy event at the Hay Festival. We had some great questions, but selected the following three. You can watch our discussion of these with Marcus Brigstocke via the You Tube video links below: the future of energy storage barriers to clean […]

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