New York State announces additional $2bn for efficiency initiatives

The New York State Public Service Commission has also approved an ambitious set of energy efficiency and electric heat pump targets to dramatically reduce energy consumption

York awards £1.6m to roll out cleaner buses

It comes ahead of the launch of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the city later this month

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OECD renewable energy production in October up 5% on previous year

The latest Monthly Electricity Statistics report from the International Energy Agency shows this accounted for 27.5% of total net production

Octopus Energy announces price cut for customers

Around a quarter of a million households on the standard variable tariff are expected to save around £80 on average a year

US gains on China in clean investment stakes

Bloomberg New Energy Finance says despite China remaining the world’s largest investor in renewables, with $83.4 billion of new spending in the sector last year, this was 8% down on 2018

Oil and gas industry’s ‘social licence to operate under serious threat’

That’s the warning from Chairman of the Oil and Gas Authority, Tim Eggar,  who has said the sector must do more to drive down emissions

COP26: Mark Carney appointed as Finance Adviser for climate summit in Glasgow

He will help the UK Government to mobilise ambitious action from across the financial sector ahead of the conference in November

New law to reward farmers for protecting environment and tackling climate change

The Agriculture Bill will provide incentives for ‘public goods’ such as better air and water quality or measures to reduce flooding

Investment in clean economy ‘up 48% between 2015 and 2018’

That’s according to a new report published by the Office for National Statistics, which outlines a series of estimates relating to the UK’s green economy

EU seeks views on tightening state aid rules for carbon market

The Commission has launched a consultation on the revised guidelines for emissions allowance trading post-2021, which includes reducing the number of sectors eligible for compensation