In a speech today in the Midlands, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his “new deal”, however it has faced criticism for being conspicuously lacking in green investment.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has called on ministers to seize the opportunity and commit to a low-carbon recovery from COVID-19.
The UK’s automotive sector is to receive £73.5 million in grants to help develop green transport technologies like electric vehicles (EVs) and safeguard jobs.
Accelerating the rollout of energy efficiency and low carbon heating technologies could help create tens of thousands of jobs as we come out of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The recovery from COVID-19 should help to unlock net zero, according to ScottishPower.
A citizens assembly has found that there is strong support for a green recovery in the UK, with 79% of members saying the recovery should help net zero.
Energy efficiency, electric vehicles (EVs) and digitalisation should be at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery according to National Grid ESO director Fintan Slye.
Energy UK has added its voice to those calling for energy to be at the centre of a green recovery from COVID-19.
Pursuing a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 could boost economic growth, create millions of jobs and reduce greenhouse gases.