Budget 2021: ‘New infrastructure bank to drive at least £40bn of green investment’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said ‘a real commitment to green growth’ is needed to build a strong, fair and resilient future economy

Can 250,000 green apprenticeships fix the youth unemployment crisis?

A new report warns if the current youth unemployment rate remains the same for a year, it could cost the economy £39bn

Utility Team is proud to announce net zero commitment for 2025

Delvin Lane, CEO of Utility Team, told us about the energy consultancy’s bold new plans to slash emissions

Paving the way for businesses to start their net zero journey

Sean Langford from SmartestEnergy and Experienced Energy Solutions’ Craig Watson told ELN how sustainably-minded businesses can get started on going green

EU proposes stricter regulations for sustainable development of batteries

Batteries used in industry, automotive and electric vehicles must have restricted use of hazardous substances, minimum content of recycled materials and a low carbon footprint

‘Only 18% of transport firms have plans to keep global warming to 2°C or below by 2050’

A new Transition Pathway Initiative study highlights the aviation sector is performing ‘particularly badly’ in terms of setting goals

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RIIO-2 price control: Energy Networks Association responds

David Smith, CEO of the ENA said: ‘Achieving net zero emissions requires sustained investment, innovation and a supportive and forward-looking regulatory regime’

Ofgem finalises RIIO-2 price control to direct £40m of funding into electricity network

Approximately £30bn will help establish a ‘stronger, greener and fairer GB energy system’, while more than £10m will be held on standby to pay for future green energy projects

OGUK: ‘Oil and gas produced in the UK will continue to support energy security in decades to come’

That’s the suggestion from Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), which says the fossil fuels will continue to be used as part of a ‘changing and cleaner energy mix’

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Aviation bosses urge Boris Johnson to help the sector play a key role in UK’s green recovery

Members of the UK’s Sustainable Aviation coalition penned the letter to the Prime Minister to reaffirm the industry’s commitment to achieving net zero by 2050 and call for additional support