Academic appointed to drive new industrial decarbonisation centre in the UK

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer from Heriot-Watt University will work with academics, industry and policymakers to develop a proposal for the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)

Church of England joins Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance  

Its three National Investment Bodies, which represents more than £12bn in assets under management, will ensure their investments are aligned with limiting temperatures to 1.5°C

Wasted energy ‘costing businesses £60m a year in unnecessary bills’

Energy wasted by offices in the City of London could be used to power more than 65,000 homes, new research suggests

Government doubles funding for on-street EV charge points

It is also looking at how to make information about all public charging points, including locations and power ratings, openly available in a standard format

Clean energy to power all new Welsh homes from 2025

The Welsh Government says the new regulations will make homes more energy efficient and cheaper to run

Priceless Planet: Mastercard and partners launch coalition for climate action

The Priceless Planet Coalition brings together organisations including Citibank, Saks Fifth Avenue and Transport for London and aims to plant 100m trees over five years

Climate action ‘A list’: H&M, L’Oreal and Sainsbury’s among 179 corporates named

Non-profit CDP recognises companies leading on environmental transparency and performance, helping address climate risks and build a future that is zero carbon

IEA: Oil and gas industry must take swift action to tackle climate change

The International Energy Agency says oil and gas companies, with their ‘extensive know-how and deep pockets’, can play a crucial role in accelerating the deployment of offshore wind, carbon capture and hydrogen

Octopus Energy to acquire ENGIE’s UK residential supply business

It takes the total number of customers supplied by Octopus to 1.4 million – around 5% of the UK market

Government ‘should scrap VAT on EVs to accelerate adoption’

That’s the suggestion from Jack Cousens, Head of Roads Policy at The AA, who spoke to ELN at the launch of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce Report earlier this week