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  • Gong with the wind Thu, 31 Dec 15, 8:06pm
    The New Year's honours list was published last night and as usual I have scanned it looking for familiar names. Strangely, yours truly has been overlooked again.
  • An interesting tweet from former DECC chief scientist David Mackay yesterday:
  • What DECC knew Thu, 6 Aug 15, 12:08am
    Greenpeace have been doing some rather odd FOI work in recent months. It seems they have decided to investigate the series of parliamentary questions that Lord Donoughue put to to DECC ministers about the Met Office's statistical...
  • Birthday honours? Mon, 15 Jun 15, 5:15pm
    The Queen's birthday honours list was out a couple of days ago and as I always I have scanned it looking for familiar names. There are no climatologists this year, but two names in particular stood out.
  • The benefits of public spending Thu, 19 Feb 15, 8:07pm
    In a bid to show how careful it is with taxpayer's cash, DECC has decided to launch a climate change photography competition.
  • Since the government published its most recent estimates of the costs of renewable energy policy I have been trying to get to the bottom of the question of how they estimated what the costs would have been in the absence...
  • Here's an astonishing essay, looking at the shambles DECC has made of smart-meter rollout.
  • Here's an astonishing essay, looking at the shambles DECC has made of smart-meter rollout.
  • The cost of public policy Fri, 7 Nov 14, 10:28pm
    The government released a report yesterday explaining the impact of public policy on domestic energy bills. It's a bit of a mystery in places. Look at the alleged savings that energy policy is currently making for us:
  • Nothing changes Tue, 21 Oct 14, 5:00pm
    DECC have just published their latest policy paper on emissions trading with their fingers in their ears. "The UK believes"...really? TM
  • The Department allowed inflation indexation [of contracts] because consumers are thought to be better placed to absorb the impact of high inflation than generators...
  • Close down DECC Fri, 3 Oct 14, 5:37pm
    The Commons Public Accounts Committee has issued a report about the award of renewables contracts. It is not a pretty sight.
  • When it was announced that David Mackay would be stepping down from his role as chief scientific adviser at DECC, I speculated that it might be a tricky vacancy to fill, what with rumours of blackouts impending.
  • Destroying DECC Wed, 9 Jul 14, 5:00pm
    Some wags in the Conservative party have presented a private members bill to abolish DECC.
  • Wind and solar are worst Thu, 19 Jun 14, 9:44pm
    The venerable (and somewhat woolly liberal) Brookings Institution in Washington DC has published a working paper on the most cost-effective way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions...
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