“We are seeing less of an uptake of green energy from businesses”

We Spoke to Oliver Kruc, Sales Channel Manager at British Gas Business about the cost of the pandemic on net zero

Energy supply disruption among key risks facing UK

The government has published the National Risk Register which outlines 89 threats, including disruption to energy supplies

Chinese COVID tests caused 5.4m tonnes of GHG emissions

This is the carbon footprint of more than 9bn tests taken in two years

Ireland’s energy-related emissions up 5.4% in 2021

They are back to the same level as 2019, with a rebound in car use after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions becoming a significant contributor to the increased emissions

Energy prices brewing crisis at UK pubs

The brewing industry has warned that thousands of pubs face closure without new energy bill support

New York announces $567m to help low income households pay off past energy bills

Utilities will be required to provide a one-time credit to customers on low incomes across the state, with the programme expected to benefit more than 327,000 people

Ofwat calls on water firms to support struggling customers

The water regulator has urged companies to deal sensitively with people with money issues

Governmental clean energy spending rose by 50% in Covid recovery

However, developing economies represent just one-tenth of this spending, a new report claims

Government criticised for signing ‘PPE recycling’ contracts

Veolia and Suez have reportedly been awarded contracts that will allow them to ‘incinerate’ unused PPE at their sites

British emissions rose by 4.7% last year

The lifting of lockdown led to higher transport and power station emissions