Banks ‘are silently and indiscriminately financing a toxic tide of plastic pollution’

Portfolio Earth claims financiers are ‘co-responsible’ for propping up the plastic packaging industry, one of the main contributors to harmful plastic waste

Shell UK reveals 18% average gender pay gap in 2020

The average pay and bonuses for BAME employees was 8.5% lower than non-BAME staff in 2020, according to the company’s annual report

UK billpayers ‘could see energy bills rise by up to £63m’ as December begins

Uswitch warns 816,000 households could be affected by fixed deals ending and suggests they could see bills rise by an average of £155 as they are moved onto standard variable tariffs

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Elexon to return £1.5m of savings to the industry

The move has been driven by a number of cost efficiencies and savings made by the company, which administers the Balancing and Settlement Code

Nearly two-thirds of Brits are willing to sacrifice part of their salary to tackle climate change

Cable giant Nexans surveyed 2,210 people from across the country about whether they would be willing to take a financial hit to save the environment

Scotlands’ fuel-poor to receive £16m of new energy efficiency support

The funding aims to improve insulation and install energy efficient heating systems, in order to contribute to Scotland’s net zero targets

Gaia Says No! Episode 8 – Money

Listen in as ethical finance expert Clare Brook joins us to discuss this emotive and often divisive issue

‘Offshore wind power now so cheap it could actually pay money back to consumers’

A new study found the latest round of offshore wind farms to be built in the UK could actually reduce household energy bills across the country

Morgan Stanley to disclose carbon impacts of its loans

It has become the first US-based global bank to join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials and its Steering Committee

More than 200,000 households ‘set to fall into fuel poverty as economy tumbles’

That’s the suggestion from the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, which warns a second wave of the virus arriving during colder weather could be ‘catastrophic for individuals and health services’