Air quality restrictions eased for Los Angeles crematoriums due to Covid

California’s air pollution control agency said the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a backlog in bodies waiting to be cremated

New £3.7m sustainable aviation test centre planned for Orkney

Different types of low carbon aircraft, including electric, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels, will be tested

Biden signs executive order to rejoin Paris climate change accord

The president also signed an executive order to halt the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline

COP26 seeks to recruit an ‘army of local volunteers’

The volunteers are expected to support delegations with information on the conference venues, advice on how to move around the city and promote the best of what Glasgow has to offer

EU approves €60m to support cleaner public transport in Portugal

The funding will support the conversion of an old railway line into a route for electric buses connecting Coimbra with the municipalities of Lousã and Miranda do Corvo and the village of Serpins

Portsmouth City Council wins £3.1m fund for home energy efficiency

Up to 300 additional households across Portsmouth and Gosport are to benefit from the funding

All new build homes in the UK to be ‘zero carbon ready’ by 2025

Under the new regulations, new buildings will produce 80% lower carbon emissions compared to current levels

Balls of seagrass could help kick microplastics out of the sea

Seagrass forms balls that have the potential to capture 867 million pieces of plastic annually

Britain’s smart meter installations in 2020 at lowest level since 2016

Coronavirus outbreak impacted smart meter installations which dropped by 27% last year, according to a new report

Aberdeen University launches ‘UK’s first’ masters in energy transition

The course aims to educate engineers in sustainable energy systems