US invests $118m to develop carbon neutral coal products

Coal FIRST plants will incorporate carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies and will be flexible to provide affordable electricity and hydrogen

Oil and gas and renewable tech firms form Energy Transition Alliance

The Alliance is a collaboration between the Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

New £500m UK loan to accelerate Ford’s exports and vehicle electrification

The loan will also help safeguard thousands of highly skilled jobs at the Ford Britain Dunton Campus in Essex and engine production centre in Dagenham

Scotland ploughs £1m into helping farmers diversify into forestry and fight climate change

The Agriculture Transformation Programme is a key initiative that aims to support the agriculture sector in helping Scotland meet its greenhouse gas emissions targets

Overseas business trips ‘to fall by more than a third’ in post-coronavirus future

Around 89% of business professionals think their company’s overseas travel in the next few years will be significantly reduced compared to pre-pandemic levels, even after travel restrictions are eased

Nitrogen dioxide air pollution in China fell by 48% during the coronavirus lockdown

While some of this reduction is expected in normal years due to the Lunar New Year public holiday and weather changes, levels were still 21% below the average for 2015-19

Wales lays draft order for UK emissions trading scheme

Its establishment ensures policy continuity when the UK leaves the EU scheme at the end of the implementation period

EU Member States ‘must steer recovery funding towards climate neutrality’

The Climate Action Network Europe and CEE Bankwatch Network have identified investment proposals that they say must be funded to ensure a green economic recovery is possible

Putting wind in the sails of a green recovery

Wind power is a keystone of the greenprint for a net zero future, according to SSE Business Energy

‘UK has lost green areas as large as Suffolk and Sussex combined over last 25 years’

Kent, Essex and West Yorkshire were the top three counties which saw the highest urban increase, while Argyll & Bute, Sutherland and Inverness in Scotland gained the largest area of woodland