New York steps up energy efficiency and storage targets

New York State Public Service Commission has approved two new initiatives to reduce the region’s carbon footprint

Government-funded residential EV charging points to go smart from July 2019

These chargers will have to be capable of being remotely accessed, as well as able to receive, interpret and react to signals sent to them

UK announces £100m for African renewable energy access

The projects are expected to bring new and improved electricity to around 2.4m people each year

Brexit ‘already driven up power prices £75 a year’

UCL researchers suggest this increase has been driven largely by the collapse in the value of the pound and additional volatility

Top-up capacity market auction planned for next summer

BEIS reiterated it is ‘working closely’ with the European Commission on the necessary steps for the scheme to be investigated ‘as quickly as possible’

Air pollution: Wales proposes to make speed restrictions permanent

The government had introduced temporary 50mph speed limits on five of the main roads and motorways in June this year

Sir David Attenborough: Climate change ‘our greatest threat’

He was speaking at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland

Developers may have to make ‘biodiversity net gain’

If green improvements are not possible in certain circumstances, they could be charged a levy for the creation of habitat or improvement elsewhere

Ofgem reduces base network company revenues by £827m

The energy regulator has made a series of adjustments to the revenue it allows networks to collect

EAC: Oil and gas exploration in Arctic incompatible with green goals

MPs have said the government must concentrate on meeting its climate change commitments