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Green industrial revolution in sight as government sets out plans for more clean energy

The fourth round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, opening late 2021, will aim to double the capacity of renewable energy compared to...

Energy Institute issues Generation 2050 Manifesto

A 1000-strong body of young people coming up through the ranks in global energy sector have today sent an unambiguous message to leaders in...

Scottish National Investment Bank launched

The Scottish National Investment Bank has officially opened for business with the completion of its first major investment. It is being capitalised by the Scottish...

Ofgem consults on COVID-19 costs in energy price cap

Ofgem is consulting on proposals to amend the default tariff price cap’s 'Adjustment Allowance' from April 1 2021 to account for the impact of...

UK solar industry body criticises lack of support in ten-point green plan

Despite being the most cost-effective electricity generating technology for the foreseeable future according to the Government’s own forecasts, solar was noticeably absent from the...

City’s ‘pioneering’ green energy deal could be blueprint for local authorities

A ‘pioneering’ £40 million green energy deal could provide a blueprint for local authorities seeking to reduce carbon emissions and cut costs, the City...

Eon puts air quality on the map with new awareness campaign

In its ongoing commitment to raise awareness about air pollution, Eon has launched its Air Care Research, featuring the views of more than 4,000...

PM outlines his ten point plan for a green industrial revolution

The Prime Minister today sets out his ambitious ten point plan for a green industrial revolution which will create and support up to 250,000...

UK appoints champion to spur business on to net zero emissions

The Prime Minister has appointed Andrew Griffith MP as the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion to support the country’s business community to make credible...

UK government commissions space solar power stations research

Solar energy harvested in space offers the potential for an unlimited and constant zero carbon power source. The UK government has commissioned new research into...

Five UK business groups call for ‘just transition’ to net-zero by 2050

Five UK business groups have joined forces as part of their goal to create a net-zero free UK by 2050. The Confederation of British Industry...

UK government launches taskforce to support drive for 2 million green jobs by 2030

The UK government aims to create 2 million green jobs by 2030 by launching a new Green Jobs Taskforce. The Green Jobs Taskforce, to...

Oxera helps National Grid to achieve settlement in major cartel litigation

Multidisciplinary team of Oxera experts provide National Grid with critical support and analysis in cartel case of 11 producers of underground and submarine high-voltage power...

Labour challenges government to ‘Build it in Britain’ and support 400,000 new jobs with...

Labour challenged the government to ‘Build it in Britain’ and support the creation of 400,000 jobs, including in the crucial manufacturing sector, through a...

Beis launches direct air capture and other greenhouse gas removal technologies competition

Beis launches direct air capture and other greenhouse gas removal technologies competition.This competition will provide funding for developing technologies that enable the removal of...

Investor alliance calls for companies to ditch coal

Members of the 30-strong UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance have published their position on thermal coal, calling for the cancellation of all new thermal...

£134 million boost to help UK businesses build back greener

Businesses across the UK are set to benefit from £134 million investment, enabling ground-breaking clean growth projects, develop new technologies and secure new jobs. Robots...

Ofgem issues three final orders for £15 million in unpaid Renewables Obligation and Feed-in...

Ofgem has issued three suppliers with final orders compelling them to pay £15 million in outstanding payments to comply with the Renewables Obligation (RO)...

Support to rebuild from Covid-19 ‘heavily’ weighted towards fossil fuels

A new report from technology company Wärtsilä reveals that UK and US stimulus packages announced for energy, as part of measures to rebuild from...

Ofgem suspends policy development on power trading liquidity

Ofgem has suspended new policy development on improving liquidity in traded power markets. The regulator says that since market monitoring measures, aimed to improve liquidity were...