Labour party promises to electrify UK’s bus fleet by 2030

Leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the move, which will be paid for out of the party’s Green Transformation Fund, will bring “bus services into the future” and boost UK manufacturing

US efficiency programmes save power at average cost of 2.4¢ per kWh

That’s the conclusion reached in a new study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which observed energy efficiency measures implemented between 2012 and 2017

Plans to develop ‘green’ inhalers for asthma sufferers

Healthcare group Chiesi is investing €350m to bring the new formulations to market by 2025, expected to reduce the carbon footprint of pressurised metered-dose inhalers by 90%.

More than a third of UK motorists to buy hybrid or EV as their next car

New research from Siemens suggests the nation’s public have an increasing awareness of their carbon footprint and deepening concerns regarding poor air quality

General Motors and LG Chem team up for $2.3bn EV battery factory

The collaboration is expected to drive down battery costs while improving the technology for customers

EU publishes expert advice to help energy intensive sectors reach net zero

The experts stress all industries ‘need to create markets for climate-neutral and circular products’ by making more strategic use of public procurement to select sustainable products and services

SmartestEnergy buys small business supplier Dual Energy

The latter company focuses on installing smart meters to help firms to better manage their consumption and reduce their energy bills

BP boosts its stake in solar energy firm Lightsource BP

It is buying additional equity in the firm via an issue of new shares, taking its interest from 43% to 50%

Soil and agriculture ‘can play major role in mitigating climate change’

The United Nations Environment Programme says agricultural practices can be used to store ‘vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil’

MOD takes aim at 1.4MW subsidy-free solar power plant in Gloucester

It will consist of 5,200 solar panels and generate enough electricity to power around 350 homes