Nearly half a million US clean energy workers unemployed as COVID continues

The 446,000 workers make up around 13% of the total clean energy workforce, according to a new analysis of federal unemployment filings

Global floating wind capacity ‘to grow 2,000-fold by 2050’

A new study predicts installed capacity of floating wind will soar from its current level of 100MW to as much as 250GW by mid-century

Solar microgrid ‘to cut Cambodian island’s diesel use by more than 600,000 litres per year’

Total Solar Distributed Generation, in partnership with Canopy Power, is building the infrastructure on the remote island of Koh Rong Sanloem

OGUK: ‘Oil and gas produced in the UK will continue to support energy security in decades to come’

That’s the suggestion from Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), which says the fossil fuels will continue to be used as part of a ‘changing and cleaner energy mix’

‘Up to £416bn of net zero investment needed by 2050 if UK is to remain a global energy leader’

That’s the forecast from the Oil and Gas Technology Centre and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, which suggest new investment in clean North Sea technologies could boost the UK economy by as much as £125 billion each year

Global investors plan to double proportion of renewable investments in next five years

This rise is expected to continue to 10.8% over a ten-year timeframe as global climate action continues to ramp up on the road to reaching net zero by 2050

Government unleashes ten point climate plan: Industry responds

The Prime Minister has set out the UK’s ten point plan to tackle climate change, deliver net zero and launch a ‘green industrial revolution’ – but what does the industry think?

Boris Johnson unveils ten point plan to tackle climate change, deliver net zero and launch a ‘green industrial revolution’

The Prime Minister says the new plans will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs while allowing the UK to ‘forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050’

Retrofitting homes in northern England ‘could create 77,000 new green jobs’

IPPR North says the move to decarbonise existing housing stock would also generate 111,000 jobs across the UK’s supply chain by 2035

Liverpool sees 222% rise in cycling since first lockdown, saving 6,313 tons of CO2

A new study has found cycling levels in ten of the UK’s biggest cities have increased by an average of 127% since May