ENA recognised for its work during Covid-19 pandemic

The energy industry body has been shortlisted for two awards for its response to the global pandemic

Air pollution linked to severe cases of COVID-19 and hospitalisations, London researchers find

This is more likely as air pollution contributes to people having heart or lung disease and their illness becomes more severe from COVID-19 if they catch it

US produced the least energy emissions in 2020 ‘than it has in four decades’

Carbon emissions are expected rise by 7% in 2021 as the US emerges from the pandemic and travel and the economy start to grow again

‘Ten million renewable jobs are waiting to be unlocked’

New research claims that green job opportunities in the UK alone could mitigate 90% of job losses caused by the pandemic

Plastic-free PPE to fight pandemic and climate change

Research suggests new PPE entirely made from paper emits 85% less carbon

‘European jobs could soar by 5.7m with sustainable and digital investments’

A new report has suggested these investments are needed for Europe to bridge the gap with the rest of the world post-pandemic

‘Three times as much investment in renewables than in fossil fuels over last decade’

That is according to a report by Imperial Business School and the IEA, which suggests a better risk/return profile for clean energy over fossil fuels

Almost 35% of renewable sector professionals ‘received pay rise in 2020’

A further 67% of renewables professionals are optimistic of a pay increase in 2021, according to a new report

Pandemic pushes ‘600,000 more energy customers into debt’

The average amount owed by those who haven’t come to a repayment arrangement with their supplier stands at £760 for electricity and £605 for gas

‘Climate action cannot wait until after the pandemic has ended – it needs to happen now’

That was the suggestion from Tim Gould, who who spoke earlier this week as part of Energy Live Xpo 2020, the theme of which is ‘Rethinking Energy’