Government gives go-ahead to Vattenfall’s major offshore wind project

The wind farm is estimated to provide enough energy to power almost two million homes and save three million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year

‘Improving energy efficiency of UK homes could save the NHS £1bn’

Deep retrofit upgrades for low-income households could offer a saving of £329 per year on their energy bills, according to a report

Radiator
Heating scheme to warm 250 UK homes with free low carbon heat pumps

The installations will be offered to homes which already have gas central heating and will be complemented by checks, energy tariffs and usage advice

Government pumps £140m into zero-emissions tech projects

A new zero-emissions water taxi project will benefit from the funding announced by BEIS

Government plugs in £73.5m investment for low carbon vehicles

Companies set to benefit include Ford Technologies, BMW Motorsport, Jaguar Land Rover and the London Electric Vehicle Company, manufacturer of electric taxis

Energy bills
Ofgem allows debt collection from energy suppliers as lockdown eases

Energy suppliers would be allowed to restart debt collection from July but they could face enforcement action for aggressive practices against customers

Government sets out plans to ramp up smart meter installations

It says a four-year policy framework with annual milestones will be implemented following a six-month extension for energy suppliers

UK injects £64m of funding into Colombian tropical rainforests to tackle deforestation

The grants will help to tackle deforestation, support biodiversity and reduce climate change

Home smart meter installations down 15% during pandemic

Industry data indicates installation levels dropped after the start of the delay phase on 12th March

More than three-quarters of UK public are ‘concerned about climate change’

That’s according to the latest BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker, which is now on its 33rd wave of finding out what the UK public think about a variety of energy issues