Prorogation of Parliament causes environmental and trade bills to be dropped

The Renewable Energy Association said the move was ‘another blow for the renewable and clean technology industry’

Guest Blog: Haydn Young – Extinction Rebellion – Communicate clearly to gain support

Back again on the London streets since May 1st, Extinction Rebellion (XR) is now planning two weeks of protests. Their aim is to “peacefully occupy centres of power and shut them down”.

Government ‘must stop publishing misleading solar statistics’

The Solar Trade Association says official figures relating to solar photovoltaic deployment in the UK are inaccurate and calls for the method of data collection to be reformed

Met Office granted £20m to improve severe space weather forecast

Space weather, such as flares or winds from the Sun’s surface or geomagnetic storms, can damage British satellites and cause power disruptions

Changing climate ‘is risking UK’s national food security’

The Environmental Audit Committee suggests a high dependency on imported fresh food, coupled with failure to act on climate breakdown, could mean shortages in the future

Business group looks to accelerate sustainability across Europe

The Corporate Leaders Group Europe, launched by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, aims to create a climate neutral, competitive and sustainable economy

Could hydrogen gas be the tonic the gin industry needs?

A gin distillery has secured a share of £40 million of new government funding to use hydrogen power in its distillation process

Banks Renewables behind CfD legal challenge

It has launched judicial review proceedings against what it says is the government’s discrimination of onshore wind in favour of offshore wind in its CfD auctions

New cabinet appointments are ‘quite encouraging with respect to energy’

That’s the verdict from energy expert Jeremy Nicholson, who told ELN he thought the new Prime Minister’s reshuffle was ‘relatively logical’

UK public demands government shows leadership on tackling climate change

A series of citizens’ juries and assemblies held on the topic of slowing emissions and avoiding environmental destruction said issues such as Brexit are taking up too much of politicians’ time