EU expects Ukraine to legislate on energy efficiency

The EU expects Ukraine to approve a law on energy efficiency. That’s according to Vice President of EU Commission in charge of Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic, who speaking in a conference about the partnership between the institution and the country, called for a law in energy efficiency in Ukraine. Maros Sefcovic added the implementation of the new […]

UK & China to boost nuclear co-operation

The UK and China have agreed to work jointly to tackle climate change. That’s what Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi agreed during a bilateral meeting on Tuesday. Both countries aim to strengthen their “genuine strategic partnership in this golden era of bilateral relations”, a spokesperson of Downing Street said. China aims […]

ExxonMobil sees oil dominating energy as retired CEO becomes US Secretary of State

ExxonMobil expects oil will remain as the world’s primary energy by 2040. In its latest “Outlook for Energy: Journey to 2040”, it stated oil will meet 32% of global demand during the same period. The news follows former CEO Rex Tillerson‘s appointment as new US Secretary of State. The oil giant added transport energy demand will […]

ScottishPower to give free energy on Christmas day

ScottishPower is offering customers credit to their energy accounts on Christmas day. Customers who have signed up to its new “Power Up” tariff will receive a £5 credit, giving them free energy on the festive day. The company claims the tariff, launched in September, is the first in the UK that allows customers to ‘buy […]

Volkswagen to pay $225m over US emissions scandal

Car manufacturer Volkswagen has agreed to pay $225 million (£180m) to resolve claims from owners of vehicles affected by the emissions scandal. It has agreed with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of California to provide the money to an environmental trust. It will […]

UK’s first wind investment to be included in tax-free ISA reaches nearly £1m

The first wind energy investment eligible to be held tax-free in an ISA (Individual Savings Account) has raised almost £1 million. It was launched on Monday by investment company Abundance and it has achieved more than 40% of their target already, the firm claims. The scheme is to refinance the Upper Pitforthie Windgen 500kW wind […]

Government plans to ban microbeads next year

The UK government plans to ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products next year. Defra has launched a consultation which sets out its strategy to achieve the goal and seeks views on what more can be done to protect marine environment. Microbeads are small particles of plastic and are used […]

P&G hits energy target four years early

Procter & Gamble has announced it has achieved its energy reduction target four years early. The company, which is behind household brands including Tide, Gillete and Febreze, has reduced its energy consumption by 20% per unit of production this year, the target was set for 2020. It said the achievement of its goal is “in a […]

E.ON launches new business unit for EV charging stations

German utility E.ON has announced the creation of a new business unit to develop and expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Europe. It will join strong partners to provide EV drivers a “comprehensive” range of services. That includes the installation of more charging points several locations and offering the customer tailor-made products such as an opportunity to […]

EU Environment Ministers call for more ambitious ETS

EU Environment Ministers are calling for a more ambitious Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). In a discussion about the reform of the programme at the Environment Council earlier this week, they expressed their support for setting up more measures to scale up emission cuts. Ministers from countries including Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, […]