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Zero Carbon Heating Taskforce targets innovative financial solutions

The Green Finance Institute has announced the launch of an action group, which will develop a portfolio of innovative financial solutions to...

WPD looks to aid net zero push with digitalisation strategy

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has set out how it intends to use the latest digital technologies and data innovations to transform the...

“Fast and bold” climate action can drive global recovery, says CBI

The UK should look to become a global leader in climate action, creating new green jobs and lifting productivity post-pandemic, the Director-General...

Funding identified as biggest barrier to green retrofit

Almost three quarters (74%) of housing associations cite a lack of funding as the biggest barrier to rolling out an ambitious national...

Fuel poor households face “difficult winter” without urgent action

National Energy Action (NEA) has warned of “significant hardship” for fuel poor households in the coming winter, owed to the combination of...

UKGBC explores delivering net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has explored the design, delivery and cost of net zero carbon buildings in a new report.

Governments told to back cities in COVID response

Cities, which have been at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, have great potential to drive an economic recovery and accelerate the...

Scottish government launches Green Investment Portfolio

The Scottish government is calling on investors to back more than £1bn of low carbon, eco-friendly and recycling investment opportunities.

Trade associations join forces to boost green recovery

The Solar Trade Association, Renewable UK and techUK are linking up in a bid to promote the transition to a net zero...

Government invests in technologies for future

The government has announced a £65mn investment in future technologies including high-performance batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and robotics for nuclear power...

Public favour net zero being built into UK COVID recovery

Education, choice, fairness and political consensus are the key principles the public believe should underpin the UK’s path to net zero, Climate...

Paper sets out build rate to meet net zero target

The UK’s current build rate for power generation is less than half of what is required (43%) to reach net zero emissions...

Study highlights benefits from community energy

Northern Powergrid has set out the benefits of community energy across the North East of England, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire as part...

Green hydrogen could generate £320bn for UK economy

The government has been told to take action now to ensure the UK can secure an "economic boom" from green hydrogen.

Report sets out benefits of net zero localities

Local authorities are signalling ambition and political commitment to net zero, though little is likely to happen without central government support, a...

Private sector can bridge infrastructure funding gap

Private sector investment can drive the UK’s “infrastructure revolution” and fill the COVID-19 funding gap to deliver the government’s vision, a report...

UK yet to confront scale of net zero task, think tank...

If the UK’s 2050 net zero commitment is to be credible, then stronger leadership and coordination from the Prime Minister is needed,...

Government told incentives, tax breaks and strategy needed for EVs

Almost half (44%) of UK motorists do not feel ready to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2035, a survey has found,...

Circular economy thinking could halve UK infrastructure emissions

Using low carbon materials throughout the infrastructure design process could result in carbon reductions of around 50%, according to a research paper.

Government set to review future offshore oil and gas licensing

The government has announced that it will review its policy on the future UK offshore oil and gas licensing regime as part...