Labour plans to take National Grid into public ownership

The grid operator says this is the ‘last thing’ that’s needed and would delay the progress towards the green energy transition

Government launches approval scheme for EV dealerships

It is expected to increase the confidence of drivers looking to purchase greener cars

UK eighth most attractive for global renewable energy investment

China and the US retained the 1st and 2nd positions respectively in the latest edition of EY’s renewable energy country attractiveness index

Government lowers target capacity for delayed T-1 auction

It has been reduced from 4.6GW to 2.7GW

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Ofgem reforms ‘could hit subsidy-free renewables with five-year setback’

Aurora Energy Research suggests the regulator’s Targeted Charging Review will favour low-efficiency gas gas power at the expense of onshore wind and solar energy

Solarplicity ordered to pay Feed-in Tariff generators

The supplier was previously banned from taking on new customers due to its poor switching process and customer service

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Ireland announces climate emergency

The move follows in the UK’s footsteps after it became the first nation to officially recognise the scale of the crisis at the start of the month

Scotland confirms 20p deposit return scheme

It will cover PET plastic bottles, like most fizzy drinks and water bottles, steel and aluminium cans and glass bottles

New York power plants to become coal free by 2020

All power generators in the state must adhere to new emissions limits for carbon dioxide, which coal plants can’t meet

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University of Cambridge accepts calls to further explore divestment options

The move follows increasing concern from staff and students regarding the university’s financial investments in oil, gas and coal businesses