Right policies to achieve Paris climate target ‘could create 24m green jobs’

That could be driven by changes in the energy mix, promoting the use of electric vehicles and improving the energy efficiency of buildings

Ministry of Justice responds to environmental report

In its original report, the Environmental Audit Committee claimed the department failed to meet its own “unambitious” environmental targets

UK would need to cover 12% of land with solar panels to supply itself

A new study shows an area nearly the size of South Africa would be needed to power global electricity demand

EU takes UK to court over illegal air pollution levels

France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Romania have also been referred to court for breaching air quality levels

UK Government unveils new plans for ‘faster and fairer’ fracking decisions

A new £1.6 million shale support fund will be launched over the next two years and an environmental regulator will be created

Public Accounts Committee: RHI scheme ‘has failed to meet its objectives’

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says the scheme has not come close to meeting its “wildly over-optimistic” take-up forecasts

UK’s 2017 low carbon contracts ‘will add £100m a year to consumer bills’

The government awarded 11 Contracts for Difference worth up to £176 million annually in last year’s auction

Two arrested for chained protest at Durham coal mine

Friends chained themselves together outside mine to protect local wildlife

UK Parliament crackdown on plastic waste

A 25p charge will be added to hot drinks served in single-use cups as part of a trial

NASA on board with Uber to get flying electric taxis off the ground

The ‘Urban Air Mobility’ initiative could also include small package delivery drones