Australia commits $19.2m to improve integrity of small-scale solar sector

It follows a review after reports of defective installations, misuse of installer accreditation details and safety and quality concerns

Australia’s smart solar reforms to get more clean energy into the grid

Around 80% of customers are expected to see their energy bills fall under the reforms, based on the latest retail and solar feed-in tariffs

Landmark reforms to fight plastic pollution and boost recycling move forward

The government has launched two consultations, including proposals for a deposit return scheme for drinks containers and an extended producer responsibility scheme for packaging

India launches e-auction for commercial mining of 41 blocks of coal

The auction is considered to be a step towards making India self-reliant in the energy sector and is expected to generate new jobs

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Clean energy sector teams up against network charging reform

Six industry bodies have called on Greg Clark to review the government’s plans and provide market certainty

Ofgem propose network reforms ‘that could save consumers £45’

The move would limit how much money energy network firms can pay to their shareholders

Ofgem: Current ‘supplier hub’ arrangement will no longer be fit for purpose

The energy regulator says market reforms are needed as a result of significant technological changes impacting the sector

Ofgem sets out reforms to harness benefits of EVs

The regulator is consulting on its proposals until 18th September 2018

MEPs greenlight stricter car testing reforms post-dieselgate scandal

The European Commission can impose fines of up to €30,000 (£26,260) per vehicle if manufacturers break the rules

Ofwat sets out water reforms proposals to rebuild public trust

Environment Secretary Michael Gove welcomed the proposals and agreed stepping up demands from water companies on transparency around dividends and profits