World celebrates US return to Paris Accord under President Biden

The UN Chief António Guterres, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the COP26 President were among the first to hail Biden’s move

Energy Minister expects ‘significant progress’ on the Energy White Paper over the next two years

Anne-Marie Trevelyan said she will soon publish plans how the government will decarbonise heat, buildings and industries

Sadiq Khan’s pandemic bike lanes ruled unlawful

A Mayor of London spokesperson said they are seeking to appeal the judgement

Biden signs executive order to rejoin Paris climate change accord

The president also signed an executive order to halt the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline

COP26 seeks to recruit an ‘army of local volunteers’

The volunteers are expected to support delegations with information on the conference venues, advice on how to move around the city and promote the best of what Glasgow has to offer

All new build homes in the UK to be ‘zero carbon ready’ by 2025

Under the new regulations, new buildings will produce 80% lower carbon emissions compared to current levels

Ireland consults on new support scheme for microgeneration technologies

Consumers would be able to generate their own renewable electricity – for example from solar panels on their roofs – and receive a ‘fair price’ when they sell the excess to the grid

COP26 President: ‘2021 will be a very big year for climate and the UK’

Speaking at the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee earlier today, Alok Sharma said he wants COP26 to be the most inclusive COP ever

Plastic bag charge in Scotland to double to 10p

The move is expected to come into effect from 1st April

Welsh Government sets out plan for Clean Air Bill with coal burning ban and wet wood restrictions

The proposals are part of a consultation published alongside plans for a new clean air law for Wales