Guest Blog: Ben Spry – Five resolutions for UK energy managers to make this year

npower Business Solutions, Energy HQ, launches a toolkit helping energy managers to make the business case for a long-term energy management plan

Glasgow’s ‘first’ all-electric minibuses hit the road

The fives minibuses, funded by SP Energy Networks, will help Community Transport Glasgow to reduce carbon emissions by 33 tonnes

UK financing fossil fuel projects overseas ’emitting 69m tonnes of emissions’

The projects are backed by UK Export Finance – a government agency in the Department for International Trade – that provides loans and financial guarantees to UK companies involved in major projects around the world

Aldi pledges to remove plastic applicators from tampons

The supermarket intends to replace them with cardboard alternatives from the end of January 2020

Academic appointed to drive new industrial decarbonisation centre in the UK

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer from Heriot-Watt University will work with academics, industry and policymakers to develop a proposal for the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)

Church of England joins Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance  

Its three National Investment Bodies, which represents more than £12bn in assets under management, will ensure their investments are aligned with limiting temperatures to 1.5°C

Massachusetts governor sets out 2050 net zero commitment

Governor Charlie Baker made the announcement while delivering the 2020 State of the Commonwealth Address yesterday

SSE confirms job cuts at Peterhead Power Station

The energy supplier said the power plant, which started operating in 1982, ‘remains a critical part’ of its generation portfolio

London Mayor Sadiq Khan boosts payments for van scrappage scheme

In addition, more businesses can benefit from the scheme as the eligibility criteria has been changed to include small businesses with 50 or less employees

UK-Canada businesses offered £2m to cut farm pollution and boost productivity

Projects must include the use of data-driven precision approaches and contribute towards the 2040 net zero agriculture emissions target