Zac Goldsmith promoted to Defra minister

The announcement is part of Boris Johnson’s mini reshuffle to his ministerial team following Brexit-induced resignations

UK provides £15m for energy efficiency and renewables in Pakistan

Less than 4% of the electricity is currently generated by renewable sources in Pakistan

UK pledges £250m to tackle climate change in Africa

It is the Department for International Development’s largest single direct climate investment in the continent

UK offers aid to cook up sustainable energy solutions

It is providing grants of up to £30,000 per project, with plans to fund at least up to 10 solutions initially

UK to invest £390m per year in innovation and research

The government has pledged to invest £390 million per year on research and innovation over the next four years. The money from the Department for International Development (DFID) will focus on projects and technologies to help address global challenges including energy, climate change and water. There will be “significant research investment” in those areas including […]

UK – Sierra Leone partnership ‘will attract more energy investors’

  The UK and Sierra Leone partnership will attract more businesses to invest in the country’s energy sector. That’s according to Henry Macauley, Energy Minister of Sierra Leona who told ELN: “I think the partnership that we are developing with DFID [Department for International Development] by the time it accelerates and rams up I’m sure it […]

UK buying £50m of carbon credits then cancelling them

The UK is buying £50million worth of carbon credits from developing countries under new plans announced during the UN’s climate talks. The COP19 summit wrapped up on Saturday with ministers declaring there was plenty of “homework” to do ahead of the next meetings due to be held in the next two years in Peru and […]