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Green jobs can drive UK recovery from coronavirus

Placing green jobs at the heart of the UK’s recovery from Covid-19 can ensure long-term growth, according to a report.

Cornwall Council sets out plans for energy centre

Plans have been unveiled to create a renewable power energy centre at the Langarth Garden Village, which is being built in Cornwall.

Skills deficit must be tackled to reach net zero

The Aldersgate Group has called for urgent action to tackle the deficit in skills undermining growth of low carbon supply chains across...

Government set to extend Warm Home Discount scheme

The government has unveiled plans to extend the Warm Home Discount (WHD) by a year, after the scheme had been set to...

UK’s first local government green bond raises £1mn

The UK’s first ever local government green bond for West Berkshire Council has closed, having reached its target of £1mn five days...

MPs set to consider merits and drawbacks of heat pump rollout

MPs are set to examine electrical, gas and hybrid heat pumps under the next phase of its Technological Innovation and Climate Change...

Infrastructure’s carbon reduction needs to accelerate for net zero

Emissions from UK infrastructure fell by almost a quarter (23%) between 2010 and 2018 according to research by The Carbon Project.

Norfolk could be set for new subsidy-free solar projects

Pathfinder Clean Energy (PACE) has announced it has submitted its first UK subsidy-free solar projects into planning to local councils in Norfolk.

UKPN launches technology blueprint to improve reliability

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has launched a £6.4mn blueprint for using technologies to deliver reliable power. On 7 October,...

Coastal areas call for £1bn Covid “kick-start”

Over 40 councils in coastal areas of the UK have demanded a £1bn "kick-start" from the government to help them recover from...

Committee launches inquiry into decarbonising heating in homes

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee is set to examine the path to decarbonising heating in homes following the launch...

Report stresses need for credible net zero path

The UK will need further policy commitments in the "near future" if it is to be on a credible pathway for achieving...

PM sets out ambitions for UK to build back greener

The Prime Minister has set out plans for the UK to build back greener and become a world leader in wind, leading...

Government outlines drive towards greener buildings

The government has unveiled a £3bn plan to upgrade buildings across England, making them greener and cheaper to run.

Seabed rights awarded for offshore wind extensions

The Crown Estate has awarded Agreements for Lease (AfL) to six proposed offshore wind project extensions in waters around England and Wales.

Independent renewables continue to deploy despite changing circumstances

Despite dwindling subsidy support and construction delays due to Covid-19, independent generation still deployed 75.4MW of capacity in 2020, according to a...

SP Energy Networks launches biggest ever call for flexibility services

SP Energy Networks has launched its biggest ever flexibility tender, calling for services in 40HV and EHV locations across Scotland, Energy and...

Government told to build recovery on local climate change action

Local leaders and mayors have called on the UK government to enable ambitious local action towards net zero as part of the...

University-led energy agency to turn Greater Manchester green

A new Energy Innovation Agency (EIA) is set to established between three Greater Manchester universities, local government and industry.

EDF unveils £50bn plan to support UK path to net zero

EDF has signalled its long-term commitment to the UK energy market, setting out plans to support the country’s transition to net zero.