Utilita could be banned by Ofgem from taking on new customers due to ‘smart meter failure’

The energy market regulator said the supplier has failed to install SMETS2 meters when it should have done so

Innovative graphene-biopolymer ‘could render plastic packaging obsolete’

Toraphene notes the innovative new material is biodegradable, compostable and commercially-viable

Tech giants Apple and Amazon face backlash from MPs for ‘e-waste tsunami’ in the UK

The Environmental Audit Committee says the companies are contributing to 155,000 tonnes of waste electricals ending up in bins every year

Almost a fifth of North Sea oil companies ‘expect to make further cuts in their workforce next year’

Almost 22% of oil and gas businesses have reduced their staff by more than 10% during 2020, according to new research

Government’s heat pumps plan ‘doomed to fail due to engineering skills shortage’

More than 90% of the UK’s heating system engineers are not trained to properly install modern condensing gas boilers, according to a new report

Rishi Sunak unveils wealth of net zero funding in Spending Review

The new spending plan laid out by the UK government prioritises the decarbonisation of transport, the net zero research and the revival of nature

Oil and gas majors commit to report and reduce methane emissions

The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership aims to deliver a 45% reduction in the industry’s methane emissions by 2025 and a 60% to 75% reduction by 2030

Almost 41% of Brits are ‘willing to pay more to commute on a hydrogen train or bus’

Almost 41% of Brits would pay an additional £1 per day in order to lower the carbon footprint of their commute, according to a new survey

UK ranked fifth-best country for renewable deployment

The US has held its place at the top of the global ranking, while China remains in the second spot, according to EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index

CfD: Government to back 12GW of renewable energy capacity in next auction

It intends to double the capacity of renewable energy and expand the number of technologies supported when the fourth round opens in late 2021