SSE confirms job cuts at Peterhead Power Station

The energy supplier said the power plant, which started operating in 1982, ‘remains a critical part’ of its generation portfolio

New York State announces additional $2bn for efficiency initiatives

The New York State Public Service Commission has also approved an ambitious set of energy efficiency and electric heat pump targets to dramatically reduce energy consumption

National Grid launches €500m green bond

The funds could be used to support the connection infrastructure of wind farms to the grid and boost efficiency to help reduce electricity losses

US invests $25m in advancing natural gas operations

Projects aim to develop methods and technologies to cost-effectively enhance the safety and efficiency of natural gas production, gathering, storage and transmission infrastructure

Greater agricultural innovation ‘is needed to tackle the risks of climate change’

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warned farmers must not be left behind when it comes to new technologies and business models

Australian bushfire emissions since August reach 250 million tonnes

This is almost half of the country’s entire annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2018

US efficiency programmes save power at average cost of 2.4¢ per kWh

That’s the conclusion reached in a new study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which observed energy efficiency measures implemented between 2012 and 2017

UK businesses lead EU nations on sustainability ambitions

More than a quarter of British firms said they are frustrated by inconsistent measurement and reporting frameworks

Global energy efficiency progress at lowest rate since 2010

Primary energy intensity, an indicator of how heavily the world’s economic activity uses energy, improved by just 1.2% in 2018

Labour Party commits to upgrade every home in the UK

The opposition party has promised the move would cut the country’s carbon dioxide emissions by around a tenth