UN steps up commitment to protect environmental rights defenders

People defending the environment have faced violence, including killings and sexual violence, smear campaigns and other forms of intimidation

New £3.5m fund offered to recycle small waste electricals

The closing date for applications for the first round is 18th October 2019

EDF Energy chosen to take on Solarplicity’s customers

Around 7,500 domestic customers and 500 business customers will be transferred to the Big Six supplier

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South West Water to pay £350,000 over ‘serious’ pollution

The money will benefit watercourses in Plymouth as an alternative to prosecution by the Environment Agency

WWF Scotland executive joins Big Six energy firm ScottishPower

Dr Sam Gardner will develop and implement low carbon initiatives as the company’s first Head of Climate Change and Sustainability

University of Liverpool to divest from fossil fuels by 2022

It has committed to sell its remaining £2.8m holdings in fossil fuel companies over the next three years

Catholic churches and schools put their faith in renewable energy

The deal between British Gas Business and Catholic Church’s energy procurement group is said to be one of the UK’s largest combined green energy contracts

Turkish army pension fund in exclusive talks to buy British Steel

The full transfer is expected to take place before the end of the year

US blacklists Chinese nuclear firm involved in UK Hinkley Point C project

China General Nuclear Power partnered with EDF to help fund a third of the £20bn cost of the nuclear power plant being built in Somerset

Banks Renewables behind CfD legal challenge

It has launched judicial review proceedings against what it says is the government’s discrimination of onshore wind in favour of offshore wind in its CfD auctions