CMA: SSE-npower merger could increase energy prices

The competition watchdog is seeking remedies from the companies to prevent a more in-depth investigation on their proposed tie-up

US court blocks Trump’s fuel efficiency penalties delay

The regulation will be more than double the amount of fines for carmakers

Energy giants and investors urge close EU-UK ties after Brexit

Brexit Secretary David Davis MP is being urged to develop a “comprehensive Climate and Energy Chapter” covering both trade and non-trade issues

UK consults on interoperability of first generation smart meters

Currently, consumers may lose the smart services provided by the technology when they switch to a different supplier

Northern Ireland’s renewables sector calls for green action plan

It suggests a number of new goals, inlcuding a target for 70% renewable electricity by 2030

Utilita Energy files for judicial review into smart meter rollout

The government extended the date from July to October 2018 but the energy firm said it “repeatedly urged BEIS” to push the deadline for SMETS1 meters to at least 2020

Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m to cover US climate commitment

The contribution provides the UN Climate Change Secretariat with around 60% of the anticipated US Government support this year

UK to seek advice from Committee on Climate Change to cut emissions

The request is likely to be made following the publication of a special report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October

MEPs greenlight stricter car testing reforms post-dieselgate scandal

The European Commission can impose fines of up to €30,000 (£26,260) per vehicle if manufacturers break the rules

UK Government to ban plastic straws and cotton buds

It is part of the government’s efforts to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans