Giant Tesla batteries help balance UK’s electricity grid for the first time

Tesla has become the first user to participate in National Grid ESO’s balancing mechanism scheme with the new application programming interface

Green Finance Institute launches Zero Carbon Heating Taskforce

The Taskforce will conduct a focused review to identify the barriers and enablers to investment into low carbon heating across the UK housing market

‘Almost 10,000 nuclear industry jobs at stake without Sizewell C’

Up to a third of roles at certain companies are identified as being at risk, the Sizewell C Consortium estimates

New UK innovation programme to support blue economy development

Applicants are being invited for the first innovation challenge, which is to identify, trial and prove how navigational data can be used to support the safe navigation of marine autonomous surface ships

Innovative tech for Britain’s local energy networks offered £70m

Network companies and partners can apply for funding to run the network infrastructure in a ‘smarter, cleaner and more flexible way’

Scotlands’ fuel-poor to receive £16m of new energy efficiency support

The funding aims to improve insulation and install energy efficient heating systems, in order to contribute to Scotland’s net zero targets

Scottish island communities to receive £2m for green recovery

The Islands Green Recovery Programme is now open for applications and will deliver investment in low carbon transport, food sustainability and zero waste projects

Yorkshire households warned to not become ‘accidental’ waste criminals

There are concerns about the number of ‘man and van’ adverts and self-promotion on Facebook and other social media platforms offering to take away people’s rubbish

Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant
Hitachi scraps plans for Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant due to ‘severe’ investment environment

Work on the £16 billion Horizon Project was suspended in January last year after Hitachi failed to reach an agreement to secure ‘reasonable returns’ as a private enterprise

Government opens £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Funding will be provided for environmental charities and their partners to work on projects across England to restore nature and tackle climate change