Renewable infrastructure
Ofgem reforms ‘could hit subsidy-free renewables with five-year setback’

Aurora Energy Research suggests the regulator’s Targeted Charging Review will favour low-efficiency gas gas power at the expense of onshore wind and solar energy

Irish flag
Ireland announces climate emergency

The move follows in the UK’s footsteps after it became the first nation to officially recognise the scale of the crisis at the start of the month

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Renewable Energy Association contests proposed tax hike on low carbon tech

The clean energy organisation has called on HMRC not to increase VAT rates for technologies such as domestic solar, biomass boilers and battery storage

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‘There is a vital need to change the way we use energy’

Energy UK says the sector must be transformed to deliver better results for customers through the use of next-generation technologies

Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg: ‘Lowering emissions not enough – they need to be stopped’

Climate activist Greta Thunberg gave a speech to MPs at the Houses of Parliament, condemning the UK’s efforts on climate change

Senator Elizabeth Warren
Presidential hopeful pledges to ban fossil fuel production on public land

Senator Elizabeth Warren has promised to place a “total moratorium” on new federal oil and gas leases on her first day as president

Water
Thames Water reassures investors regarding possible Labour future

The utility has added a new clause to bonds meaning investors will be able to quickly get their money back if the utility is nationalised

Philip Hammond
Philip Hammond calls for more action on sustainable global growth

A new release from the UK Government says the Chancellor will talk at the annual IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington over the coming days

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EU backs 2021 ban on single-use plastics

The new measures are expected to save €22 billion in environmental damages by 2030

US fossil fuels
‘Most Americans support drastically reducing fossil fuel use’

According to a new poll, many US citizens believe this would be a good way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change