Household bills could rise by £21 as Ofgem considers increasing energy price cap

The regulator is consulting on its proposals to recover debt-related costs that have resulted due to the coronavirus pandemic

Scotland unveils plans for new Centre of Expertise in Biodiversity

It will bring together experts who will advise policymakers in government, local authorities and public bodies on how best to tackle biodiversity loss

UK consults on cutting ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers use

It will help to significantly reduce nitrogen deposition to land and in turn help reduce damage to peat bogs, which are an important carbon sink, thereby helping to tackle climate change

Scotland consults on proposals to improve air quality

Plans include taking forward potential measures to control the supply of the most polluting domestic fuels, including wet wood and house coal

Scottish Government consults on banning single-use plastic items

They include plastic plates, straws, cutlery, polystyrene food and drink containers and plastic balloon sticks

Wales consults on new plans to further reduce fuel poverty by 2035

One of the key proposals will see continuous investment to deliver home energy efficiency improvements through the Warm Homes Programme

Government proposes tax on gas suppliers to fund green gas production plants

It expects the effect on consumer bills to be ‘relatively minor’, estimated to peak at around £6.90 on an annual gas bill

Government encourages pension schemes to invest in green tech and infrastructure

It has launched a consultation which is open until 30th October 2020

Government consults on support for marine renewables

It will examine how the UK can ‘build back greener’ through marine renewable energy projects, including floating offshore wind farms, tidal stream and wave energy

Ofgem consults on managing network charge bad debt arising from COVID-19

The Network Charge Deferral scheme is expected to help minimise disruption to customers and other market participants by assisting suppliers and shippers who face cash-flow issues