Rishi Sunak’s Summer Statement: Industry responds

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a £3 billion green jobs plan to save money, cut carbon and boost employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – but what do businesses think?

‘Renewable energy can provide 12,000 jobs and £20bn of new investment to the UK’

That’s according to new statistics published by RenewableUK, which show that next year’s auctions for contracts to generate clean power could have a massive positive effect on the economy if the government takes steps to maximise the benefits available

Duke Energy Renewables and SEI seek to generate employment in the US solar energy sector

The partnership has announced a $10,000 scholarship fund for potential candidates who have been economically impacted by the Covid-19 crisis

BP to cut 10,000 jobs as energy demand slumps amid coronavirus pandemic

The firm aims to cut its capital spending by a quarter this year, totalling a reduction of around $3 billion

Northern Gas and Power launches brand-new global Careers site with hundreds of opportunities, including home-working roles nationally

Award-winning Northern Gas and Power has launched a brand-new Careers site.

National Grid: Energy industry needs to fill 400k jobs to reach net zero goal

The report reveals more women want a ‘job of purpose’ to help deliver the UK’s 2050 target

General Motors and LG Chem team up for $2.3bn EV battery factory

The collaboration is expected to drive down battery costs while improving the technology for customers

Seven new subsidy-free solar power plants switched on in Italy

Octopus Renewables said the plants, located on the island of Sardinia, have a total capacity of 70MW

More than a quarter of workers willing to take a pay cut for a greener job

A new study from Totaljobs also reveals 28% of employees would consider quitting their job to work for an organisation they consider to be more environmentally friendly than their current position

npower restructuring could see 4,500 jobs lost

The move to roll out ‘leaner, increasingly digital processes’ is forecast to generate ‘at least £100 million’ in profits for parent company E.ON by 2022