New UK government ditches energy and climate change department

The UK's department of energy and climate change has been disbanded. The country’s energy policy will now be decided by a new department headed up by former communities minister Greg Clark, who has been appointed secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy.

UK solar developers lose case against government cuts

The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed claims against the premature closure of the Renewables Obligation support scheme, bringing to an end the long-fought dispute between UK solar developers and the government.