EU launches investigation into power exchange EPEX SPOT

The investigation will focus on intraday trading services in at least six member states – Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

Government proposes making tobacco industry pay to clean up cigarettes litter

Research has found smoking-related litter makes up 68% of all littered items

Biden presses the big offshore wind expansion button

The plan sets a target to deploy 30GW of offshore wind by 2030

Third of UK’s largest businesses make net zero commitments

The government is calling on more companies to follow suit and make pledges to join the fight against climate change

Government ditches Green Homes Grant

Responding to the announcement, EnergyUK said scrapping the scheme before it got off the ground will undermine trust

Surrey Police seizes the goods to reach net zero by 2030

The force is aiming to decarbonise its buildings and transport fleet on its route to carbon-neutrality

Landmark reforms to fight plastic pollution and boost recycling move forward

The government has launched two consultations, including proposals for a deposit return scheme for drinks containers and an extended producer responsibility scheme for packaging

MPs call for 30-year rail electrification programme to cut emissions

The Transport Select Committee stresses that electrification is the only immediate viable decarbonisation option

Government announces landmark ban on funding of fossil fuel projects overseas

A new ‘North Sea Transition Deal’ will see policymakers and industry invest up to £16 billion in renewables, hydrogen and carbon capture usage and storage by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions

Ireland approves landmark Climate Bill to slash emissions by 51% by 2030

The government has also set a target in legislation to reach net zero by 2050