New York offers $50m to boost energy efficiency of buildings

The Empire Building Challenge aims to transform existing multifamily and commercial high-rise buildings using low carbon heating and cooling solutions that will increase their sustainability and energy performance

Carbon emissions from Scotland’s waste hit ‘record low’ in 2018

In 2018, emissions related to the country’s waste were 30% below the 2011 baseline, according to a Zero Waste Scotland report

Leeds rolls out free electric bike scheme for commuters

Citizens of the city will be able to borrow an electric bike free of charge for up to two weeks

Shell partners with Innowatts for AI-powered demand forecasting

It will use the latter company’s platform to provide additional insights into its customers’ carbon footprints to help them meet their sustainability goals

Welsh Government announces £9.5m social housing retrofit programme to slash energy bills

The scheme will support the fitting of energy efficiency measures in up to 1,000 existing social homes

Bosch inks 12-year PPA for solar power with Vattenfall

The agreement supports Bosch’s ambition to become climate neutral by the end of 2020

Government backs ‘Europe’s first’ geothermal lithium recovery plant in Cornwall

The project aims to help the area become the principal lithium battery hub for the UK

Chevron to power oil and gas operation with 500MW renewables

The projects will power Chevron’s operations in the US Permian Basin, Argentina, Kazakhstan and Western Australia

Cornwall Council switches on first smart-grid wind turbine to power more than 1,400 homes with renewables

This turbine claims to be the first of its kind in the UK and is able to make small adjustments to the output in order to support the grid’s stability

Council’s green tariff scheme help households save £258 on power bills

More than 1,600 households participated in the energy switching scheme, the carbon savings of which were estimated to equate to the removal of 1,059 cars from the road