UK slashes CO2 emissions by 41% since 1990

This has been driven by a shift away from coal and growth in the use of renewable energy sources, among other factors

‘Biogas from organic waste could cover 20% of global gas fuel demand’

Organic waste ‘holds huge untapped potential to provide clean energy around the world’, according to the IEA

EU bank lends €250m for green homes in Paris

It says the new finance will help create 2,580 energy efficient new homes and generate 5,000 new jobs in Paris

Hertfordshire lights up streets with LED upgrades

The switch to LED street lighting is expected to eliminate almost 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and save Hertfordshire’s taxpayers around £5m a year

EIB funds Dutch homes with ‎€150m energy efficiency loans

Loans of up to €25,000 per household will be offered to homeowners who want to reduce their energy bills

‘Majority of smart meters being deployed are now SMETS2’

More than four million SMETS2 meters have now been installed, according to the Data Communications Company

New £9.8m scheme switches Suffolk’s street lights to green LEDs

Almost 43,000 LED street lights will reduce the city’s carbon emissions by 80% and save £90k on its energy bills

Scotland offers free bus travel for teenagers to tackle climate change

A new Scottish National Party-Scottish Green Party deal will also see an extra £45m funding going to low carbon projects

Albanians to get warm home boost from EU worth €5m

Investment will help with heating, draft insulation and glazing to improve housing efficiency in one of Europe’s poorer nations

Energy services provider Resalta receives €12m loan from EU bank

The loan addresses the high energy intensity concerns in South-Eastern Europe