Government seeks views on delivering heat network zoning in England

It proposes in a heat network zone, all new buildings, large public sector and large non-domestic buildings – as well as larger domestic premises which are currently communally heated – would be required to connect to a heat network within a prescribed timeframe

CMA consults on environmental sustainability advice to support UK’s net zero goals

It is particularly interested in hearing about specific instances where businesses or consumers felt competition or consumer law impacted their ability to act sustainably

Ofgem consults on PayPoint’s commitments offered in energy prepayment market

The regulator had launched an investigation in August 2017 to examine whether PayPoint had abused a dominant position by using exclusivity clauses in its contracts with energy suppliers and retailers

Ireland seeks views on potential new Renewable Heat Obligation scheme

If introduced, it would require energy suppliers in the heat sector to ensure a certain proportion of the energy they provide is renewable

Government seeks views on compensation price support for energy intensive industries

It is consulting on the risk of carbon leakage due to the indirect emission costs from the UK Emissions Trading System and carbon price support and the sectors most at risk

UK Oil and Gas seeks environmental permit to explore site in Arreton

The Environment Agency has launched a public consultation on the new permit, which if granted would allow UKOG to operate at the proposed site for a period of three years

Edinburgh proposes low emission zone for city centre

If approved, it would be implemented in spring 2022 but penalty enforcement would only start in 2024 following a two-year grace period

Consultation on environmental permit application for Alton Materials Recovery Facility

The proposed 30MW advanced energy recovery facility would be capable of treating around 330,000 tonnes of non-recyclable, non-hazardous waste each year

UK consults on national plan to remove harmful chemicals from environment

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemical substances that are slow to degrade, can accumulate in human and animal tissue and are often discovered long distances from their place of manufacture or use

Ofgem proposes to make suppliers return £1.4bn credit balances to customers

That would result in around £65 per household on average being returned automatically, ensuring consumers paying by fixed direct debit do not overpay for their energy