Three-quarters of businesses still believe in net zero post-pandemic

Our reader survey shows 73% believe net zero plans should be supported after coronavirus, with just a fifth fearing a set back to their ambitions

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Coronavirus lockdown triggers 23% fall in Devon’s CO2 emissions

Air quality has also improved with the concentration of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter in the air falling by 50% from last year

UK’s ‘first’ commercial waste-to-jet-fuel plant receives green light

The project will convert hundreds of thousands of tonnes of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial waste into sustainable aviation fuel per year

Spain seeks to pass new climate law to reach net zero by 2050

The draft law proposals would ban all new coal, oil and gas projects with immediate effect

UK Government seeks views on future low carbon heat support beyond the RHI

The plan backs replacement of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) with a new Clean Heat Grant, which will provide support for heat pumps and in certain circumstances biomass

Michigan switches on its ‘largest’ wind park

The park is part of a project involving four new wind parks that will come online in 2020 and avoid 1.2 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually

New York launches ‘sustainability challenge’ amid coronavirus crisis

Submitted proposals will offer sustainable solutions for the energy storage, the building materials and the reduction of ’embodied carbon’

Transforming energy systems ‘could boost global GDP by $98tn by 2050’

The International Renewable Energy Agency says shifting to renewables would help decarbonise, boost economic growth, create jobs and improve human welfare

New South Wales to ‘fast-track first of its three energy zones’ to reach 2050 emissions targets

The Australian stated plans to attract up to AUD$23bn of private investment and generate more than 2,000 jobs