The UK government has today announced a £90 million investment package for projects focused on reducing emissions from heavy industry and homes.
Leadership of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has changed hands, with Alok Sharma appointed energy secretary following a cabinet reshuffle yesterday (13 February).
A national strategy could ‘kick-start’ a community energy revolution, with the potential for schemes to generate up to 5.3GW.
Alok Sharma is to take over as energy secretary and minister for COP26, after Andrea Leadsom was sacked this morning as part of a cabinet reshuffle.
The long-awaited energy white paper is due to be published in “a matter of weeks”, according to junior energy minister Lord Duncan.
A new report released by Aurora Energy Research states that in order to meet the government's 40GW by 2030 offshore wind goal, almost £50 billion worth of investment will be needed.
The government is planning to bring the phase-out date for coal generation in the UK forward to 2024.
Following her dismissal on Friday, former president of COP26 Claire O’Neill has hit out at Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the lack of leadership and support for COP and climate action in the UK.
The government is looking into making information on all public chargepoints openly available in a standard format for the first time, it says.