‘World needs to spend $9.2 trillion a year on physical assets to hit net zero’

The extra amount that is needed for a net zero economy is equivalent to half of the global corporate profits, new report finds

Could Russia-Ukraine clash bring blackouts in Europe?

Goldman Sachs analysts have warned that gas prices could stay high until 2025

US awards $13.4m to help combat plastic waste

The seven research and development projects will convert plastic films into more valuable materials and design new plastics that are more recyclable and biodegradable

Majority of employers ‘fail to help staff reduce home energy costs’

Just one-in-ten employees have received advice to reduce their heating bills, according to a new survey

Charities awarded £3.9m to tackle energy crisis

The funding will support 20 charities to deliver initiatives designed to help vulnerable energy customers

Smart meters
Will the smart meters become ‘obsolete’ by 2033?

A new report claims that 4G and 5G technology could make smart meters ‘dumb’

Each Manchester ad screen ‘consumes the same amount of electricity as three homes’

Each of 86 digital advertising boards across the city said to use nearly 11,501kWh of electricity every year

Labour proposes windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas to keep bills down

The measure is predicted to reduce the average household bill by £200

Businesses offered £10k to slash energy consumption

The scheme will fund measures, including insulation, lighting management systems and solar panels

Facebook data centre ‘could put Netherlands’ climate goals at risk’

A small Dutch city has approved design plans of a giant data centre that will allegedly undermine the country’s commitments