EAC urges government to seize tidal power potential

MPs suggest tidal range projects, such as lagoons and barrages, are stuck at the concept stage without sufficient funding

Is large-scale offshore wind hurting the North Sea’s ecology?

The House of Lords EU Environment sub-committee calls for immediate research on the impact of wind installations on sand eels, fish, seabirds and marine mammals

UK’s CO2 emissions ‘fell by almost 11% last year’

The decrease in carbon dioxide emissions was driven by a fall in transport emissions last year

UK renewable energy generation in 2020 ‘outpaced fossil fuels for first year ever’

Through last year, renewables provided 42.9% of the UK’s electricity while fossil fuels generated 38.5%

Government announces landmark ban on funding of fossil fuel projects overseas

A new ‘North Sea Transition Deal’ will see policymakers and industry invest up to £16 billion in renewables, hydrogen and carbon capture usage and storage by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions

UK announces £150m package to save tropical rainforests

The funding is expected to help protect rainforests equivalent to an area the size of Wales

UK to legislate to tackle short lifespan of electrical appliances

Tougher rules will oblige manufacturers to make spare parts available and help consumers save £75 a year on their energy bills

Jeff Halliwell appointed Chair of the Coal Authority

The Coal Authority is an operational delivery body that manages the effects of past coal mining and is using innovative approaches to decarbonising heat using mine water and mine assets, supporting the UK’s net zero goals

COP26 – ‘Government needs to have clearer ambitions and ways to measure success’

A new report from BEIS has called for more clarity from the UK government to ensure the climate summit can be a success

Insulation the big winner of Green Homes Grant

The most common measure installed was loft Insulation, followed by cavity wall according to BEIS