UK steps up emissions goals to require a 68% reduction by 2030

The ambitious goal comes despite the CCC having previously warned the government that the UK is not on track to hit its existing fifth carbon budget target

Major incident declared after large chemical tank explosion at sewage works in Bristol

The police confirmed there has been a number of casualties as a result of the explosion

Offshore wind target of 1,400GW by 2050 ‘could save $1.88 trillion in public health costs’

The goal is achievable if governments work together with industry to set out stable policies and pipeline visibility, according to a new report

Yorkshire Energy becomes latest supplier to go bust

Ofgem will now choose a new supplier to take on Yorkshire Energy’s 74,000 domestic customers and a small number of business customers

Raft of energy firms sign up to improve disability-related diversity

DTEK, EDF Energy, ENEOS Holdings and PSEG are among the businesses that have joined the Valuable 500

Government launches search for locations to home prototype fusion energy plant

The Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production project is targeted for completion by 2040 and will be delivered through the UK Atomic Energy Authority

Nearly a quarter of Brits ‘live above unused coal mines with low carbon heat potential’

The water from flooded mines can be used as a sustainable heat source, according to the British Geological Survey and the Coal Authority

Offshore wind: Government seeks applications from potential port developers

It has launched a formal competitive process to accelerate the development of large-scale manufacturing portside hubs to create the next-generation of offshore wind turbines

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IRENA and Ocean Energy Europe team up to accelerate tech commercialisation

They intend to promote the right policy incentives and innovative business models in Europe and globally to help boost ocean energy technologies

Global increases in temperature ‘could be held to 2.1°C by the end of the century’

That’s the suggestion from the Climate Action Tracker group, which previously estimated the planet’s atmosphere could warm by as much as 3°C by 2100