EU launches ‘toolbox’ of measures to tackle global energy price rise

It suggests priority should be given to rapidly mitigate the impact of price rises for vulnerable consumers and small businesses, however, the long term transition and investments in cleaner energy sources should not be disrupted

New South Wales announces $25m energy efficiency scheme

It is expected to help consumers save around $1.2bn on their energy bills between 2022 and 2040

COP26: Scotland launches Climate Week to engage businesses and communities

It seeks to encourage people and companies to make a pledge they will commit to during the summit in November to tackle climate change

Ofgem offers £450m for greener ways to heat and power homes and businesses

Network companies, system operators, businesses and researchers can bid for the funding to help the UK accelerate its transition to an emissions-free energy system

Putting businesses in control of their energy

Smart meters are helping put businesses in charge of their energy use.

Third of UK’s largest businesses make net zero commitments

The government is calling on more companies to follow suit and make pledges to join the fight against climate change

Around 40% of businesses’ online green claims ‘could be misleading’

The research found some websites were using ‘vague claims and unclear language’, including terms such as ‘eco’ or ‘sustainable’ or reference to ‘natural products’ without adequate explanation or evidence of the claims

Competition watchdog issues information to help businesses achieve sustainability goals

The CMA believes it is important competition law does not become an ‘unnecessary obstacle’ to sustainable development and businesses are not deterred from taking part in lawful environmental initiatives

Businesses in Ireland offered €14m for energy efficiency

Applicants must embed energy efficiency in the design of their projects, focusing on energy uses such as heating, cooling, refrigeration, compressed air and business processes

UK appoints champion to support businesses towards net zero goal

Mr Griffith will work towards supporting ‘as many UK businesses as possible’ to commit to net zero targets by 2050 or earlier