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UK Government sets out plan to make smart EV charging ‘the norm’ by 2025
UPDATED: The UK Government has unveiled a new Electric Vehicle (EV) Smart Charging Plan, stating an ambition for smart charging to become the most popular method of long-duration vehicle charging at homes and workplaces within two years.
Bonfire of retained EU environmental laws could deliver £82bn blow to the UK
A new report from a collection of UK charities and NGOs has warned that removing or weakening environmental laws retained from the EU could cost the UK economy more than £82bn over a 30-year period.
‘Lack of trust’: Four in 10 sustainability professionals avoid using carbon offsets in decarbonisation plans
A new study of hundreds of senior sustainability professionals has found that many still do not trust the quality and reliability of carbon offsets and credits, despite many noting that they will need to use them at some point as part of net-zero targets.
Crown Estate signs lease agreements for six new British offshore wind farms totalling 8GW
The Crown Estate has signed agreements for lease with the developers of five new offshore wind farms in England and one in Wales. Collectively, these projects will have a capacity of some 8GW and provide enough electricity to serve seven million homes.
Fast-track £5.8bn of energy efficiency and clean heat funding as crisis continues, UK Government urged
The UK Government should pull forward spending on energy efficiency and heat pumps from the latter half of the decade, if it is to meet its climate targets and shield the public amid the current gas price crisis.
Fresh £32m in UK Government funding for innovations reducing heavy industry’s fossil fuel reliance
The UK Government is set to award £32.5m to innovators developing technologies that could reduce reliance on polluting red diesel in industrial sectors such as construction and mining.