Scottish Government ramps up offshore wind target to 11GW by 2030

The government has also adopted a new plan for suitable areas for commercial-scale offshore wind projects.

Northern Ireland turns down SSE proposal for 118MW wind farm

Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister said the environmental benefits of the proposal would not outweigh the harm to an area of natural beauty

Japan vows to become carbon-neutral by 2050

Addressing the Japanese Parliament, the Prime Minister said that measures to tackle climate change are no longer a constraint on economic growth

Major review launched into water affordability in the UK

The Consumer Council for Water will work with organisations from across industry and beyond to identify new opportunities to make sure households in financially vulnerable circumstances get the help they need

Energy Price Cap extended until end of 2021

The government claims the move will see around 11 million households across the UK make savings on their energy bills

Ofgem announces new rules to protect struggling energy customers

The new rules, which will come into effect on 15th December, aim to support customers struggling to pay their energy bills and provide extra help for prepayment customers

EU unveils new energy efficiency strategy to retrofit 35m buildings

The strategy aims to tackle energy poverty, decarbonise heating and cooling solutions and renovate public buildings

EU Commission adopts strategy to reduce methane emissions

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and the second biggest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide

Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone to launch in June 2021

The owners of the most polluting vehicles will need to pay a daily charge to drive into or through the Clean Air Zone

India announces landmark road tax exemption for EVs

The initiative aims to incentivise the purchase of EVs and see 500,000 new registrations in Delhi by 2024