VAT subsidy on domestic gas ‘mostly benefits wealthier households’

The government is being urged to end the 5% VAT rate on domestic heating fuels and redistribute the revenues to help those on low incomes to heat their homes

Czech utility EPH closes French coal plant only a year after buying it

The firm has announced it will close the facility at the end of 2020, two years earlier than initially planned

Around 80% of Scottish oil workers ‘considering career impacts of climate change’

New research from industry body Scottish Renewables suggests 77% of oil and gas employees are positive about retraining to join the renewable sector

‘SUV adverts should be banned immediately to meet UK climate goals’

A campaign launched by the thinktank The New Weather Institute is calling for an end to advertising for the ‘dirtiest third’ of new cars being sold

Siemens Gamesa to develop hybrid clean energy plant in the Philippines

Located on the island of Mindoro, the project will not only provide a stable power to the weak grid network but also reduce dependency on fossil fuels

Coking coal
Coal-fired power plant in Northern Ireland to close

Czech energy company EPH has confirmed it will shutter the site in Kilroot, before opening a gas-fired facility in its place

Picture of Drax Power Station with emissions in North Yorkshire
ClientEarth launches legal action against plans to build Europe’s largest gas plant in the UK

Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom gave the go-ahead for Drax to convert its coal-fired units in North Yorkshire to gas generation last October

NYSERDA approves 20MW storage project in Ulster, US

The facility, which will help balance the local grid, will replace planned fossil fuel projects when it is completed in early 2021

Government says frack off to shale gas fracturing in UK

It has announced fracking will not be allowed to proceed in the UK unless evidence is provided that shale gas extraction can be carried out safely

Minergy’s Masama Coal Project in Botswana is now fully operational

The firm claims it has extracted roughly 39,000 tonnes of coal to date and believes there is in excess of 340,000 tonnes exposed in the pit