UK’s investments in fusion energy boosted economy by £1.4bn over last decade

A new study has found that for every £1 invested in the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s fusion research from 2009 and 2019, £4 is generated in return

Almost 80% of people in the UK ‘support the use of renewable energy’

The support is highest for solar, wave and offshore wind energy, according to the latest BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker

UK invests £2m to protect military communications from offshore wind farms

More wind farms can be built by guaranteeing essential defence communications are not affected

Energy switching continued to fall in the second quarter of 2020

The number of electricity switches reached the lowest level since the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest Ofgem data

Rolls-Royce completes testing for ‘world’s fastest’ all-electric jet tech

The project aims to beat the current all-electric flight world record early next year

Renewables ‘secure 44% share of UK electricity mix’ in second quarter of 2020

This is the second-highest share ever recorded in the published data, according to a BEIS report

Ofgem seeks views to help design digital services for low carbon heat schemes

It follows a consultation launched by BEIS earlier this year, which included proposals for two new schemes to incentivise the cost-effective installation of low carbon heat technologies and the generation of renewable heat

Alok Sharma: ‘We are working on delivering a physical COP26’

The Business Secretary said although the government’s plan is to organise an in-person climate summit, Covid-19 pandemic still cast uncertainty over the future

Ofgem to review National Grid ESO’s £718m balancing costs during lockdown

The energy regulator says the cost of managing the grid during the period from March to July was 39% higher than expected

Government’s green investments in developing countries help slash 30m tonnes of emissions

Since 2011, the UK has offered £2.2 billion of finance to fight climate change and installed 2000MW of clean energy capacity, according to Defra’s report