Tag Archives: edward davey

Ed Davey makes QR codes compulsory on energy bills

ed-davey-post-officeAccording to the BBC: Energy bills to come with compulsory QR barcodes. This is one of Ed Davey’s initiatives as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. He explains:

The government hopes its plans will encourage the development of smartphone apps that let consumers swipe their phone over an energy bill to read data such as tariff and consumption.

The data could then be automatically uploaded to price comparison sites, to let consumers look at deals from other energy suppliers.

Posted in News | Also tagged and | 21 Comments

Review of North Sea oil and gas

Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has launched a review of the North Sea oil and gas industry, headed by Sir Ian Wood.

In the Financial Times, Ed Davey is quoted as saying:

I expect it to say tough things to industry, as well as be supportive, and say tough things to government as well. Our offshore infrastructure is getting older, and we are seeing a decline in the rate of exploration and in the amount of oil and gas that is being recovered.

Posted in News | Also tagged and | 2 Comments

Duncan Hames MP writes… Must we continue to use food for fuel?

The European Union is currently committed to ensuring that 10% of each Member State’s transport energy will come from biofuels by 2020. This originated as a well-intentioned attempt to combat climate change, but time has shown that using food for fuel can have devastating impacts on hunger and the environment. I’ve come to accept that it is time for a re-think.

In addition to concerns over their green credentials, biofuels are now recognised to be a key cause of hunger, affecting millions of people in developing countries. The World Bank, OECD, WTO, IFPRI, IMF, and five other UN agencies recommended …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , and | 15 Comments

LibLink: Ed Davey – my long battle for a ‘grand energy bargain’

Lib Dem energy secretary Edward Davey was interviewed in The Guardian this weekend about the energy bill to be announced this week. The paper fillets the main points Ed made here:

• Insists that energy prices overall will be 7% lower than they otherwise would have been in the medium term as a result of government policy, even if prices in real terms may rise due to the worldwide energy market.

• Rejects talk of a government-sanctioned dash for gas as overblown, even if he concedes the Conservatives will big this up.

• Says shale gas will not have a significant short-term

Posted in News | Also tagged , and | 11 Comments

Edward Davey: New nuclear plants will have no taxpayer subsidy

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey has been talking to ITN’s Laura Kuenssberg after £700 million private companies following the announcement that Hitachi were investing £700 million in new nuclear plants. He said:

It’s a real vote of confidence from a major international company…. This is good news for the public because it’s part of our energy security strategy to keep the lights on

Posted in News | Also tagged , and | 23 Comments

LDVideo: Davey on energy policies and climate change action

Lib Dem energy and climate change secretary Edward Davey was asked this week by Andrew Neil why people were being asked to pay more for their power while many were struggling. He said it was “right to pursue climate change policies” and told Andrew Neil that prices of onshore, offshore and solar renewable sources were “coming down fast”. You can watch the interview here:

Posted in YouTube | Also tagged , , and | Leave a comment

Chris Nicholson resigns as CentreForum chief executive, appointed Ed Davey’s new special advisor

When Chris Huhne resigned as energy and climate change secretary last month, he didn’t just create a vacancy in the cabinet — his departure also triggered some musical chairs elsewhere.

The same day Ed Davey was appointed Chris Huhne’s sucessor, Duncan Brack and Joel Kenrick departed as Chris’s special advisors. You can read Duncan’s take on his time in the job here, Liblink: Duncan Brack on how to get green policies implemented in Government.

These two vacancies have now been filled by Katie …

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , and | Leave a comment
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarTCO 26th May - 3:10pm
    Is he from the House of Orange (Book)?
  • User AvatarRoland 26th May - 2:51pm
    Michael "I think that the first uses are likely to be public transport/taxi like applications – a taxi but without the expense of drivers." Well...
  • User AvatarThe Professor 26th May - 2:42pm
    As a software developer I am fully aware that the leading edge technology soon becomes the bleeding edge technology. So let Google explore all the...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 26th May - 2:26pm
    Squabbles between public schoolboy toffs - and shouts of "fight, fight" from small fry who hold their coats are of little relevance in the real...
  • User AvatarDavid Faggiani 26th May - 2:10pm
    I like the approach this article takes, one of identifying a goal (Basic Income) and then setting out policy steps to get closer to it....
  • User AvatarRoland 26th May - 2:10pm
    @Tobi - sorry, my point was the existing measures and incentives and supportive government words, seem to be sufficient to encourage technology R&D investment into...