Nearly 20% of Scottish firms ‘expect to reduce operations due to rising energy prices’

Only 7% of businesses anticipate strong growth in the next 12 months, according to a new survey

Only five councils take advantage of EV funding scheme

  Ministers have called for councils to do more to cut emissions after only five local authorities across the UK took advantage of an electric vehicle (EV) scheme. The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme, launched in 2016, offers funding for local authorities to buy and install electric car charge points for public use. However, Transport Minister […]

UK Government seeks hydrogen heat contractor

The UK Government is seeking a contractor to explore the potential of hydrogen for heating. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) hopes to appoint an organisation to manage the delivery of a £25 million project, which intends to demonstrate and de-risk the use of the clean gas in keeping UK homes and businesses warm. The […]

Government awards £4m for transport innovation

The UK Government has awarded £4 million for innovative transport technology projects. It hopes the money will help cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment. A total of 19 councils across England will receive between £50,000 and £300,000 each for their ideas to improve the quality of road journeys and reduce the negative effects […]