‘Cheaper and greener’ rocket testing as new national facility unveiled

New types of more sustainable propellants, such as Hydrogen Peroxide and Liquid Oxygen which are more environmentally friendly in sourcing, storage and combustion, can be tested

Energy Transition Zone in Aberdeen gets £26m funding boost

The development is expected to directly support 2,500 green jobs by 2030, in addition to 10,000 transition-related jobs

Ofgem’s Voluntary Redress Scheme to be extended to community energy groups

The scheme distributes payments from energy companies – that may have breached rules – to registered charities to support energy-related projects that benefit consumers

Jeff Bezos-backed nuclear fusion firm to build first plant in the UK

Canada’s General Fusion has signed an agreement with the UK Atomic Energy Authority to develop and operate its fusion demonstration plant at the Culham Campus, home to the UK’s national fusion research programme

UK Oil and Gas seeks environmental permit to explore site in Arreton

The Environment Agency has launched a public consultation on the new permit, which if granted would allow UKOG to operate at the proposed site for a period of three years

Green Investment Group acquires first utility-scale battery projects in the UK

It has partnered with Capbal to deliver an initial 187MWh of projects, which are intended to provide a number of grid services, including frequency response

Edinburgh proposes low emission zone for city centre

If approved, it would be implemented in spring 2022 but penalty enforcement would only start in 2024 following a two-year grace period

‘UK first’: bp pulse plugs in rapid EV charging hub for fleets in London

The multi-charger hub on Park Lane can provide rapid charging for up to 10 vehicles simultaneously, with Uber the first customer to get access to the chargers

SSE and Equinor submit plans for Keadby Carbon Capture Power Station

Keadby 3 would be a new power station in North Lincolnshire with a 900MW capacity, fuelled by natural gas and fitted with carbon capture technology to remove CO2 from its emissions

COP26: Environment education packs launched for UK schools

The Together for Our Planet Schools Pack aims to help students learn more about the climate change summit in Glasgow and includes ideas for green activities