Czech utility EPH closes French coal plant only a year after buying it

The firm has announced it will close the facility at the end of 2020, two years earlier than initially planned

Biodiversity ‘being destroyed at a rate unprecedented in history’

On average, there has been a 68% decrease in the population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016

Man arrested for vandalising Winston Churchill statue during Extinction Rebellion protest

The man was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage after spray-painting the words ‘is a racist’ on the base of the statue

The small island state of Aldabra requires $4.68m to clean up plastic pollution

The UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Seychelles is still host to 513 tonnes of plastic waste, made up largely of buoys, ropes, fishing nets and flipflops

Ofgem ‘could save consumers a further £1.7bn in next network price control’

That’s the claim from Citizens Advice, which in 2017, found energy networks would make up to £7.5 billion in unjustified profits over the course of the current price control

Are CHP plants commissioned more than three years ago delivering the benefits they could be?

A survey from Enel X shows nearly 80% of CHP plants were commissioned more than three years ago, exposing an opportunity for increased efficiency and revenue generation

Improving poor air quality across the UK ‘could result in a £1.6bn boost to the economy’

That’s the suggestion from a recent CBI Economics analysis, which says cleaning up airborne pollution could also prevent 17,000 deaths annually

Tesla signs up to Fair Cobalt Alliance to improve human footprint of battery metal mining

The recently-launched Fair Cobalt Alliance aims to support informal cobalt miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Climate Action Network Europe calls for release of environmental activists in Belarus

The organisation claims some of its local members have been detained unjustifiably and says it “is deeply concerned about their safety”

Tokamak Energy wins $580k from US Government to tackle fusion challenges

The business, which is working to accelerate the development of commercial fusion power, has received the new financing from the Department of Energy