EU seeks views on tightening state aid rules for carbon market

The Commission has launched a consultation on the revised guidelines for emissions allowance trading post-2021, which includes reducing the number of sectors eligible for compensation

Blaise Biogas AD plant in Kent seeks environmental permit

A consultation on the application is now open, with the local community invited to give their views until 31st January 2020

Government plans green number plates for electric vehicles

The Department for Transport is seeking views on its proposals until 14th January 2020

Government seeks views on energy efficiency requirements for external power supplies

The updated requirements for products such as mobile phones and speakers are estimated to save around one million tonnes of carbon emissions equivalent between 2020 and 2029

Government seeks views on £250m fund to clean up steel sector

The Clean Steel Fund aims to help the industry move towards a decarbonisation pathway compatible with the 2050 net zero goal

BEIS and Ofgem seek views on future energy retail market vision

They are considering ways to make regulation ‘more flexible’ so they can adapt to change more quickly

Government consults on re-use of oil and gas assets for CCUS projects

It is also proposing a new business model for CCUS projects that would allow developers to charge customers in advance through their existing bills

Consumers could pay for new UK nuclear plants in advance

The government is consulting on a new financing model to attract ‘significant’ private investment for future nuclear projects

Single-use plastics: Government consults on standards for greener alternatives

It aims to identify gaps and get expert advice on the overall sustainability of bio-based and biodegradable plastic products

Got an idea to reduce personal water consumption?

The government is proposing to introduce a personal target for water use