Governmental clean energy spending rose by 50% in Covid recovery

However, developing economies represent just one-tenth of this spending, a new report claims

Scotland sets out plans to introduce charges on single-use coffee cups

A panel of environmental advisers previously suggested a charge of between 20p and 25p – but it was not legislated as work was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Half of all energy meters are smart

At the end of 2021, there were 27.8 million smart and advanced meters in UK homes and businesses

UK looks at burning hundreds of tonnes of PPE per month to generate electricity

Nearly 15,000 pallets of unused masks and gloves could be burnt to generate energy

“Russia-Ukraine crisis impact energy prices”

Sustainability could limit businesses’ exposure to Russian gas and oil, MP Bim Afolami said

Businesses’ water bills to rise

Price caps in the business retail market will increase by 0.49%

EU invests €110m in major environment and climate projects

The projects will contribute to a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and support the EU’s goals to become climate neutral and zero pollution by 2050

Clean Air Zone plans in Greater Manchester delayed

Greater Manchester has been granted a ‘short delay’ to provide further evidence and a revised plan by July 2022 on how it will deliver legal levels of NO2 ‘as soon as possible and no later than 2026’

UK ‘cuts greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a tenth in 2020’

Transport was to blame for almost a quarter of all the UK’s emissions in 2020, official data suggests

England missed household waste recycling target

Recycling from household waste fell by 1.5% in 2020, according to official data