Rishi Sunak confirms £3bn green jobs plan to save money, cut carbon and boost employment

In his much-awaited Summer Statement, which serves as a recovery plan for the UK economy, the Chancellor outlined how he planned to tackle ‘profound economic challenges’ with a ‘historic investment in infrastructure’

‘Renewable energy can provide 12,000 jobs and £20bn of new investment to the UK’

That’s according to new statistics published by RenewableUK, which show that next year’s auctions for contracts to generate clean power could have a massive positive effect on the economy if the government takes steps to maximise the benefits available

Investing in a green recovery ‘could create 1.6 million new jobs after the coronavirus crisis’

A new report from IPPR suggests delivering a clean and fair recovery, including a drive to insulate homes and fit low carbon heating, is the ‘best way’ to boost the economy

UK utilities sector lost £400m of business investments in the Covid-19-hit first quarter of the year

A backdrop of concern about the ability of customers to pay their bills may have led to the shrinking trend, according to a report

Government should help establish pension ‘superfunds’ to invest in UK’s green recovery

That’s the suggestion from think tank the Social Market Foundation, which says merged pension funds would be the ideal financier of building new roads, power sources and communications networks

Scottish Government announces £62 million fund for energy sector

The finance injection aims to help the energy sector recover from the “dual economic impacts” of the coronavirus pandemic and the oil and gas price crash

‘US oil production will not recover to pre-Covid-19 levels in 2021’

US monthly output is not likely to exceed 11.7 million barrels per day before 2022, according to a new report

‘Economic stimulation recovery plans should have net zero goals in mind’

Hanno Schoklitsch, CEO and Founder of Kaiserwetter spoke to future Net Zero Founder Sumit Bose, about the steps policymakers and businesses should follow to overcome the Covid-19 crisis

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The UK must go ‘faster, further and fairer’ to reach a greener future

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Environmental Justice Commission says this is the only way to seize the ‘significant national and global opportunities of a net zero economy’

UK Government announces new £1.7bn road and railway investment

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the move will put the UK on the path to economic recovery following the coronavirus crisis