Government shows green spirit with £10m dram of funding for distillery industry

The move aims to help businesses switch to low carbon fuels such as hydrogen, biomass, geothermal power and repurposed waste

Government unleashes £213m of new funding to tackle climate change and COVID-19

The money will be used to equip the scientists, universities and research institutes across the UK with state-of-the-art technology

Government launches long-awaited Energy White Paper

The white paper expands on Boris Johnson’s recently announced Ten Point Plan and sets out the steps needed to cut emissions from industry, transport and buildings by 230 million metric tonnes

IMechE comments on Climate Change Committee’s Sixth Carbon Budget advice to government

The organisation states it hopes the nation will embrace the CCC’s advice as an opportunity for growing engineering skills and economic renewal across the whole of the UK

SSE, ScottishPower, Natwest Group and National Grid announced as first COP26 sponsors

The government says the Principal Partners will support the delivery of a successful and ambitious COP and notes they represent ‘some of the leading lenders, investors and energy companies in the UK’

Solar energy could emerge as ‘new king of the world’s electricity markets’

That’s the call from the International Energy Agency, which suggests the coronavirus crisis will reshape the future of energy forever

‘Almost 10,000 nuclear industry jobs at stake without Sizewell C’

Up to a third of roles at certain companies are identified as being at risk, the Sizewell C Consortium estimates

UK Government to review offshore oil and gas licensing regime

The review looks to ensure the government has the necessary information to plan for continued oil and gas production in a manner ‘aligned with tackling climate change’

Government consults on whether to fine businesses for contributing to illegal deforestation

Parliament has launched a new consultation to explore whether it should introduce new regulations to help prevent forests and other natural areas from being illegally converted into agricultural lands

Rishi Sunak’s Summer Statement: Industry responds

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a £3 billion green jobs plan to save money, cut carbon and boost employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – but what do businesses think?