Treasury ‘denies talks’ with Kwasi Kwarteng over energy crisis

The business and energy secretary said he was ‘working very closely’ with Chancellor Rishi Sunak ‘to get us through this situation’ but denied reports suggesting he asked for ‘billions’ of pounds worth of subsidies

Australia introduces new rules to support priority low emission technologies

The government has allocated AUD$192.5m for programmes, including reducing barriers to the use of EVs or vehicles powered by biofuels or clean hydrogen

US offers $42.3m to decarbonise manufacturing sector

According to the Department of Energy, the industrial sector accounted for 23% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2019

EU invests €122m to help bring low carbon technologies to market

Technologies including hydrogen, energy storage and renewable energy will be supported, with the aim of deploying them in energy intensive industries

Government seeks views on compensation price support for energy intensive industries

It is consulting on the risk of carbon leakage due to the indirect emission costs from the UK Emissions Trading System and carbon price support and the sectors most at risk

Poland taken to EU Court for not removing coal and gas tax exemptions

The Commission says Polish legislation favours highly polluting activities and does now require energy intensive businesses to improve their efficiency

EU approves support scheme for energy intensive firms in Slovakia

Support for renewables is currently financed through contributions based on electricity consumption through a levy on energy bills

Government consults on creation of industrial energy efficiency fund

It is inviting views on the design of the £315 million Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

EU approves electricity surcharge discounts in Greece

The Commission found the Greek measure and the adjustment plan are in line with EU State aid rules

EU asks France to recover part of power bill reduction for energy intensive firms

It comes up to just under £38m out of the total reductions between 2013 to 2015