More than 200,000 households ‘set to fall into fuel poverty as economy tumbles’

That’s the suggestion from the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, which warns a second wave of the virus arriving during colder weather could be ‘catastrophic for individuals and health services’

Rishi Sunak confirms £3bn green jobs plan to save money, cut carbon and boost employment

In his much-awaited Summer Statement, which serves as a recovery plan for the UK economy, the Chancellor outlined how he planned to tackle ‘profound economic challenges’ with a ‘historic investment in infrastructure’

US oil and gas industry goes into ‘survival mode’ and cuts forecast expenditure by $85bn

In a bid to limit the damage inflicted by the global oil crisis and the impact of the ongoing pandemic, many companies are taking short-term risk mitigation measures to stay afloat

Scottish Budget announces £1.8bn of investment in low carbon infrastructure

The announcement comes as part of a raft of new funding to accelerate the country’s progress towards its goal of reaching net zero in 2045

Winter temperatures ‘could cost households an additional £12.9bn’

A new report suggests colder weather could see each household spend an average £448 more on energy and warmer clothing this winter compared with the spring-summer period

Tree planting
UK government ‘spends less than £1 per person per year on tree planting’

That’s the claim from Friends of the Earth, which says spending on planting and management in the UK has been in overall decline for several decades

EDF’s flagship French nuclear project goes €1.5bn over budget

Only last month the French energy giant said the cost of building the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant could increase by up to £2.9bn

IEA: Bolder decisions needed for sustainable energy system

The International Energy Agency says global energy investment is falling short of what would be needed to meet continued robust growth in the world’s energy demand

Green spending
UK Government spent £14.7bn on green protections in 2017

The Office for National Statistics suggests this accounted for around 1.8% of total government expenditure over the year

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Energy price cap ‘could see £1.67 billion added to UK bills on the 1st of April’

uSwitch believes this could happen if suppliers increase their rates to match the level of the cap