Octopus Energy unveils plans to make the UK ‘Silicon Valley of energy’ with 1,000 new jobs

The energy firm plans to double its existing workforce by the end of 2021

Half of young Brits ‘want a green job’

The fossil fuels industry is the least attractive sector to young people, with just 6% saying they would like a career in it, according to Good Energy’s survey

Energy firms react against Ofgem’s proposals for the next network price control

Energy companies including National Grid, ScottishPower and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission have raised concerns about the regulator’s draft determination

Chancellor set to announce £5,000 ‘Green Homes’ vouchers for households

As part of the rumoured scheme, households will be given vouchers to pay for energy efficiency upgrades, which could save an estimated £600 every year on energy bills

More than 27,000 global green jobs lost during May

Across the world, a total of 620,500 clean energy workers have lost their job since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak

‘The right policies can boost UK’s green jobs by 85%’ over next decade

This forecast comes after ‘a rather disappointing year’ for green industry job growth, which saw an increase of just 1.5%, according to a new report

Boris Johnson: Britain is leading the world in battery tech

The new prime minister sacked more than half the cabinet, including Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark

Labour Party appoints first Shadow Minister for Climate Justice and Green Jobs

The role will see her will liaise with climate protest movements across the UK and work to ensure good green jobs follow the transition to a low carbon energy system

Jeremy Corbyn vows to create 400,000 green jobs

The Labour Party has said it will plough investment into building new renewable infrastructure

UK green energy jobs rose by 9% in 2014

Jobs in the UK clean industry grew by as much as 9% last year. That’s according to a new report, which estimates employment reached 112,026, with the biomass heating sector seeing the most increase – up around 19%. London was the strongest region, accounting for more than 21,000 jobs, followed by the southeast (14,767) and […]