Wales bans fossil fuel heating systems in new social homes from October

They must instead meet the highest energy efficiency standards to reduce carbon use during construction and when occupied, in addition to developers required to consider recycling and food waste storage

New homes in Scotland could require zero emission heating systems

The Scottish Government is consulting on the proposed New Build Heat Standard, which aims to ensure heating systems in all new buildings given consent from 2024 do not emit any emissions

Nuclear power ‘should not be considered an effective low carbon energy source’

A new report claims nations with larger-scale nuclear deployments do not tend to show significantly lower carbon emissions

Environment Agency consults on Sizewell C new-build nuclear proposals at site in Suffolk

The Environment Agency is seeking feedback from the community and national stakeholders on applications for three environmental permits required for the operation of the facility

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Inefficient new-build homes add £200 per year to energy bills

The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit says scrapping the Zero Carbon Homes policy was an error

UK power capacity ‘to drop by a third without new nuclear’

Trade union Prospect warns this generation shortfall could occur by 2030

Supply chain ‘needs support to get behind new nuclear’

The UK’s new nuclear build programme presents significant opportunities for the country’s supply chain but more support is needed from industry and government. That’s according to a new report from EY, which suggests the approaching decade will be critical to increasing capacity and meeting energy demand, which is expected to rise by 20% over the […]

Local authorities ‘need more power over green housing’

Cities in the UK should be given more power to raise the bar on green new-build housing. The UK Green Building Council’s (UK GBC) latest paper proposes government should allow local authorities to take leadership of delivering sustainable new homes and communities to tackle the housing and climate crises. Its release follows the government’s scaling […]

Green housing standards for new builds scrapped

The Government is planning to slash the number of housing standards councils can pick for new build properties in their area – and crucially this includes standards which demand developers build in renewable energy sources. The latest Housing Standards review issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) suggests it is “no longer appropriate for […]

43% of UK public back new nuclear subsidy

More than a third (43%) of the British public said they would support Government subsidy for the construction of new nuclear power plants in the UK. That is in comparison to only 28% who said they would not, according to a new poll of more than 2,000 people. It also revealed almost half (46%) of […]