Britain has set a new coal-free record after going over two days without generating from the fossil fuel, with a new record possible this week as low carbon generation took hold over the weekend.
The European Council has agreed a new position on the internal electricity market, placing consumer empowerment, cross-border trading and higher levels of renewables at the heart of the European Union’s efforts to transition to a low carbon economy.
An official from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has pushed back against claims that “question marks” hang over government decarbonisation plans, stating that good progress had been made.
The UK’s climate change minister Claire Perry has teased a “very broad’ Clean Growth Strategy that could be just days away from being unveiled.
The UK’s legally binding carbon reduction targets should be brought forward if the country is to meet its obligations under the Paris climate agreement, according to a new report from the Liberal Democrats.
London’s deputy mayor for energy and the environment Shirley Rodrigues has defended City Hall’s decision to tender for a supplier to provide for its Energy for Londoners rather than set up its own licensed company, saying the former would see the benefits get to householders quicker.
The government has today been urged to bolster its ambitions for the UK’s green economy as it prepares to publish its long awaited Clean Growth Plan (CGP).
The growth of jobs in the UK’s clean energy sector has slowed, according to the Renewable Energy Association (REA), which has placed the blame firmly on policy instability in Westminster.
Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy (DfE) has had to issue apologies to a number of companies it mistakenly said had claimed considerably more from the botched RHI scheme than they had.