New York adopts new regulations to reduce power sector emissions

It will ensure regional emissions are 65% below the baseline by 2030

Global increases in temperature ‘could be held to 2.1°C by the end of the century’

That’s the suggestion from the Climate Action Tracker group, which previously estimated the planet’s atmosphere could warm by as much as 3°C by 2100

Record year for recycling in Wales as it exceeds 64% target

It has achieved a recycling rate of 65.14%, with 18 of the 22 local authorities having delivered against the increased target in the very first year

The low carbon league table: Which countries are on track for COP26?

Independent analysis conducted by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric Insights deep-dives into the changes driving Great Britain’s electricity system over the last 3 months.

Ofgem approves EDF’s last resort supply payment claim of £4.2m

The energy supplier is seeking to claim certain additional costs incurred after taking on former supplier Solarplicity’s customers last year

EU approves German scheme to compensate hard coal plants for early closure

The energy regulator will publish seven tenders for the closure of hard coal and small lignite-fired power plants that will take place annually until 2026

Government’s heat pumps plan ‘doomed to fail due to engineering skills shortage’

More than 90% of the UK’s heating system engineers are not trained to properly install modern condensing gas boilers, according to a new report

Rishi Sunak unveils wealth of net zero funding in Spending Review

The new spending plan laid out by the UK government prioritises the decarbonisation of transport, the net zero research and the revival of nature

CfD: Government to back 12GW of renewable energy capacity in next auction

It intends to double the capacity of renewable energy and expand the number of technologies supported when the fourth round opens in late 2021

UK’s Air Quality Expert Group seeks evidence on fine particulate matter

Responses from scientific experts will help inform government’s approach to reducing the pollutant