UK consults on national plan to remove harmful chemicals from environment

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemical substances that are slow to degrade, can accumulate in human and animal tissue and are often discovered long distances from their place of manufacture or use

UK unlocks £562m Green Homes package for 50k households

The funding will support the installation of green measures, including heat pumps, insulation and solar panels

New funding launched to help Coventry become ‘UK’s first’ all-electric bus city

The £50 million Department for Transport funding aims to see only electric buses in the streets of Coventry by 2025

MPs launch inquiry into Scotland’s green energy credentials ahead of COP26

They are likely to examine how net zero targets can be met through the development of renewable energy in Scotland and the technologies that would best serve the country

EAC: Government’s investment in energy efficiency is ‘woefully inadequate’

The body said the government’s net zero target will hit a roadblock unless urgent action is taken to decarbonise homes across Britain

Scotland to invest £70m in new recycling infrastructure

The fund aims to support local authorities to take forward projects that increase recycling performance

UK plugs grants of up to £2,500 to facilitate switch to cheaper EVs

The scheme will help fund the purchase of EVs priced under £35,000

Ofgem proposes to make suppliers return £1.4bn credit balances to customers

That would result in around £65 per household on average being returned automatically, ensuring consumers paying by fixed direct debit do not overpay for their energy

Bath starts charging diesel and petrol cars to drive to the city centre

Drivers of polluting vehicles will be charged up to £100 a day to enter the centre

Motorists given £3,000 to hand over polluting cars for scrap

Drivers can use ‘mobility credits’ for public transport, taxi or a car hire