Budget 2021: ‘New infrastructure bank to drive at least £40bn of green investment’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said ‘a real commitment to green growth’ is needed to build a strong, fair and resilient future economy

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

Small businesses need to accelerate sustainability goals – but many aren’t doing enough

Shockingly, nearly a third of SMEs say they do not intend to put a sustainability strategy in place at all

Paving the way for businesses to start their net zero journey

Sean Langford from SmartestEnergy and Experienced Energy Solutions’ Craig Watson told ELN how sustainably-minded businesses can get started on going green

‘Meat-eaters contribute nearly twice as much to climate change than vegans’

New research finds that if everyone in the UK switched to vegetarianism for a year, they could save the UK 37,900,000 tonnes of emissions

‘Only 18% of transport firms have plans to keep global warming to 2°C or below by 2050’

A new Transition Pathway Initiative study highlights the aviation sector is performing ‘particularly badly’ in terms of setting goals

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RIIO-2 price control: Energy Networks Association responds

David Smith, CEO of the ENA said: ‘Achieving net zero emissions requires sustained investment, innovation and a supportive and forward-looking regulatory regime’

Ofgem finalises RIIO-2 price control to direct £40m of funding into electricity network

Approximately £30bn will help establish a ‘stronger, greener and fairer GB energy system’, while more than £10m will be held on standby to pay for future green energy projects

Solar microgrid ‘to cut Cambodian island’s diesel use by more than 600,000 litres per year’

Total Solar Distributed Generation, in partnership with Canopy Power, is building the infrastructure on the remote island of Koh Rong Sanloem

OGUK: ‘Oil and gas produced in the UK will continue to support energy security in decades to come’

That’s the suggestion from Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), which says the fossil fuels will continue to be used as part of a ‘changing and cleaner energy mix’