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Housing associations form retrofit partnership

A group of housing associations (HAs) have launched a partnership in a bid to improve the energy efficiency of 300,000 homes and...

Mentoring programme seeks to support community energy groups

Community energy groups are being invited to apply for a mentoring programme. Next Generation’s Community Energy Peer Mentoring Programme...

Centrica launches low carbon heating scheme

Centrica has joined forces with Sanctuary Housing on a low carbon heating scheme that will spread across the UK.

Action needed to decarbonise social housing

Around 5.5mn socially rented homes must be decarbonised to meet net zero, yet there are key challenges stifling action, a report has...

Energy efficiency figures on the rise

The majority of new homes in England are in the most energy efficient bands, according to the latest government figures.

Innovators should be empowered to drive net zero

The government should step aside and enable innovators to accelerate the transition to a carbon free electricity grid, according to a report.

Ambitious vision unveiled for Port of Lowestoft

Under new plans, the Port of Lowestoft will create a competitive edge for companies across the Southern North Sea energy sector and...

UK “well off track” to meeting net zero, must be central...

A green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will only happen if net zero is a core part of the government’s thinking and...

Greater Manchester targets smarter local energy system

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has unveiled plans for a Local Energy Market project, that will place the region “at the forefront”...

Local action and empowerment key to achieving climate goals

The Sixth Carbon Budget will only be achieved if government, regional agencies and local authorities work seamlessly together, the Climate Change Committee...

Green home upgrades to be rolled out through local authorities

Thousands of households are set for free green home improvements later this year through the Green Homes Grants Local Authority Delivery scheme.

UKPN unveils green technology portal

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has launched a digital portal for green technology that will allow installers to connect clean technologies quicker and...

Plan to push Greater London Authority Group to run on renewables

Transport for London (TfL) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) group will actively support renewable power and invest in infrastructure, such as...

Communities can measure carbon footprint with new tool

A new online tool will provide small communities with usable data on their carbon emissions which is both easy to understand and...

Net zero “impossible” without urgent action on energy efficiency

The government is failing to meet the challenge of decarbonising the UK’s housing stock, according to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).

UK Community Renewal Fund to support net zero action

Net zero and environmental objectives are among the areas considered as investment priorities in the government’s Community Renewal Fund.

Cities leading the way in decarbonisation fight

A quarter of the urban population live in a city that has either a renewable energy target or renewables policy, or both,...

Research offers insight into public attitudes towards net zero

Net zero has public support, but they believe it should be achieved in ways that respect individual choice, promote wellbeing and do...

Research explores state of UK’s heat distribution systems

There is a significant opportunity for hybrid systems to substantially reduce emissions without making disruptive changes to heat emitters in homes, a...

Government unveils blueprint to cut industrial emissions

The government has unveiled its Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy and set out a £1bn blueprint to create green jobs while cutting emissions from...