Budget 2020: Spending plans on climate, transport, CCS and environment revealed

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has promised the Conservative Party will “get things done” and “deliver on promises made to the people”

UK’s first plastic-to-hydrogen facility receives unanimous planning consent

Peel Environmental and Waste2Tricity say the £7m development near Ellesmere Port will reduce landfill waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels

University of Worcester gets Barclay backing for its sustainable efforts

The university has future plans to install LED lighting, electric vehicle charging points and onsite solar generation

The chance to save cash ‘is driving EV adoption’

That’s according to a new survey published by charging infrastructure firm NewMotion, which asked 4,492 EV drivers about a variety of issues relating to the adoption of battery-powered cars

UK’s renewable adoption rate ‘has driven fastest decarbonisation in world’

An independent analysis by academics from Imperial College London says the power sector’s emissions fell from 161 million tonnes in 2010 to 54 million metric tonnes in 2019 as a result of clean electricity

Lloyds Banking Group signed up to RE100, EP100 and EV100 initiatives

The firm has become the sixth organisation globally to join all three of the Climate Group’s sustainable schemes

Mace builds plan to deliver net zero emissions in 2020

The international construction and consultancy company has committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its own development and operations as far as possible and offsetting all remaining emissions

Sky commits to net zero goal for 2030

The business, which is one of the largest media companies in the world, hopes to play a part in limiting global warming to no more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels

UK’s aviation sector confirms 2050 landing for net zero target

The Sustainable Aviation coalition predicts it will be able to reduce net emissions from 30 million tonnes per year down to zero, while simultaneously growing passenger numbers by 70%

Buildings ‘should be retrofitted rather than rebuilt’ to decarbonise sector

The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission says current government tax structures incentivise the unnecessary demolition of buildings