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Leeds and London set to become global centres of green finance

Leeds and London will be home to a new UK centre for driving global green finance and investment, Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced today,...

Green Homes Grant voucher target would take over 10 years to meet

In response to concerns raised by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on the operation of the Green Homes Grant, BEIS Minister Lord Callanan has...

Bank of England stimulus should align with Paris Agreement

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) urges the Bank of England to ensure future actions to promote economic recovery from coronavirus will reduce the UK’s exposure of...

Initiative to improve skills for a million people

Drax has made a pledge to boost social mobility for a million people by 2025. It has announced the target as part of its Opportunity...

The Prince of Wales’s Sustainable Markets Initiative announces ‘Terra Carta’

The Prince of Wales's Sustainable Markets Initiative today announced the ‘Terra Carta’ – a charter that puts sustainability at the heart of the private...

Ofgem decision on increasing DCC’s revenue at risk

The Data Communications Company (DCC) is responsible for managing the smart metering infrastructure and Smart DCC Ltd is the current licensee. In October 2020,...

Alok Sharma becomes full-time COP26 president and Kwasi Kwarteng is appointed as Secretary of...

The Prime Minister has appointed Alok Sharma as full-time President of the UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow this November, with Kwasi Kwarteng appointed...

Government forecasts its RHI commitments

Monthly and quarterly forecasts have been released for the Government's estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The data in Table 1 below...

Increasing the level of coordination in offshore electricity infrastructure

As part of the Offshore transmission network review, Beis and Ofgem has issued a joint response following its open letter in August to developers of...

Nuclear safeguards fees consultation

In June 2020, nuclear safeguards stakeholders were informed that government would fund the costs of the UK’s new domestic nuclear safeguards regime until the...

PM announces the UK will end support for fossil fuel sector overseas

The Prime Minister has announced that the UK will end direct government support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas, as he opened the...

Energy white paper released

The UK government today set out plans to clean up the UK's energy system, support up to 220,000 British jobs, and keep bills affordable...

Government introduces green number plates for EVs

EVs sold in the UK will now have a green mark on their plates to help identify them as part of a Government plan...

Ambitions for 2035 will put Net Zero within reach – The Sixth Carbon Budget...

The Climate Change Committee's (CCC) Sixth Carbon Budget (2033-2037) charts the decisive move to zero carbon for the UK. The CCC claims that the...

Gridserve and Hitachi Capital launch EV leasing service

Gridserve has launched an EV leasing business in partnership with Hitachi Capital, designed to bring the cost of driving electric well below that of petrol...

UK sets 68% reduction emissions reduction target by 2030 ahead of UN Summit

The Prime Minister has today announced a new ambitious target to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990...

Environmental deregulation added to costs says report

New research published by Unchecked UK claims to demonstrate the failure of environmental deregulation to deliver the efficiency and cost-savings promised by successive governments as...

Ofgem gives green light to £12.7m hydrogen trial project

Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition has approved a first of its kind offline hydrogen research facility to understand how transmission assets could be used to...

Work begins on the converter station for National Grid’s Viking Link interconnector

National Grid’s Viking Link has started construction on its UK converter station at Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire with Siemens Energy. Representing a significant step in...

Home sought for UK’s ground-breaking prototype fusion power plant

Local communities across the UK are being asked to step forward with proposals to house a prototype fusion power plant in a move that...