Coronavirus forces Chevron to send London staff home

‘Work-from-home’ trend spreads to London as the oil giant asks 300 staff to self-isolate as a precaution against coronavirus

Second generation smart meters hit four million mark

Smart meters due to be rolled out across the whole of the UK housing stock by 2024

Plastic bag charge raises £2m for green projects in Northern Ireland

Up to 24 organisations will share the £2m grant generated from the carrier bag levy

Scotland’s ‘largest e-bike scheme’ rides out

A new e-bike station has opened in Bannockburn as part of the UK’s first cross-regional electric bike sharing scheme

Reading to launch £34m fund to reach 2030 net zero target

The city has already cut emissions ‘saving more than £10m in energy costs during the last decade’

Low Emission Zone in Edinburgh is ‘well underway’

Transport and Environment Convener Councillor Lesley Macinnes said: ‘Introducing LEZs is crucial to our plans to tackle poor air quality in the city and its negative impact on health and wellbeing’

London’s illegal air pollution peaks fall almost 100% since 2016

The Mayor’s Office notes before Sadiq Khan came into power, London’s air exceeded the hourly legal limit for nitrogen dioxide for more than 4,000 hours

Domestic coal and wet wood burning to be banned across England by 2023

The move aims to encourage the use of cleaner fuels in the home – wood-burning stoves and coal fires are the single largest source of particulate matter pollutants

Water
Ofwat revokes Tor Water’s licence

It comes after South West Water told the regulator last month that it has terminated Tor Water’s wholesale contract due to ‘a series of outstanding undisputed payments’

EU Energy Committee calls for priority projects to be aligned with 2050 climate goals

MEPs say the Trans-European Network-Energy regulation was set up in 2013 before the Paris climate deal was adopted and several developments have since significantly changed the landscape for energy policy