Industry responds to Chancellor’s new Budget

Rishi Sunak has opened his red box – but what does the energy industry think?

Can 250,000 green apprenticeships fix the youth unemployment crisis?

A new report warns if the current youth unemployment rate remains the same for a year, it could cost the economy £39bn

Are green savings bonds the hidden gems in Rishi’s red Budget box?

Government-backed green bonds will reportedly allow savers to fund projects that are in line with the ‘build back better’ campaign

‘Day of hope’: America officially rejoins Paris climate accord

Joe Biden reversed the former President’s decision to withdraw from the treaty when he assumed office in January

Drivers to be paid £3,000 to give up their cars

Drivers of diesel and petrol cars will reportedly be given ‘credits’ to spend on greener transport modes

Industry bodies call for four-point plan to fix Green Homes Grant

Almost 35% of members admit payment delays are threatening the viability of their business, a new survey finds

Birmingham secures £4.5m to boost active travel

The funding will support new pop-up cycle lanes and walking infrastructure

EAC calls for VAT cuts on green sectors to build back better

MPs suggest wider tax changes could offer a reset to design an economy fit for net zero Britain

Energy networks and Ofgem offer up to £300m for green grid projects

Funding bids will be assessed on value for money, short term grid capacity utilisation and how quickly the infrastructure and solutions can be completed, in support of the UK’s 2050 net zero goal

Scottish Budget announces £1.9bn of investment in green recovery

The investment includes the delivery of a £1.6 billion heat and energy efficiency upgrade programme