Wales unveils circular economy strategy ‘to become world number one’ recycler

The ‘Beyond Recycling’ strategy aims to support a green recovery in Wales as the nation deals with the triple challenge of the pandemic, climate change and Brexit

Jeff Halliwell appointed Chair of the Coal Authority

The Coal Authority is an operational delivery body that manages the effects of past coal mining and is using innovative approaches to decarbonising heat using mine water and mine assets, supporting the UK’s net zero goals

UK supports clean energy in Malawi with £2.1m grant

Malawi has an electrification rate of just 18%, with only 11% connected to the grid and frequent power outages are affecting economic productivity

UK to host Global Summit on Climate and Development this month

Countries that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change will be the focus of the Summit later this month

Budget 2021: ‘New infrastructure bank to drive at least £40bn of green investment’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said ‘a real commitment to green growth’ is needed to build a strong, fair and resilient future economy

UN publishes guidance for financial institutions to invest in ocean health

Banks, insurers and investors have a ‘major role’ to play in financing the transition towards a sustainable blue economy, helping to rebuild ocean prosperity and restore biodiversity to the ocean

Energy Institute CEO Louise Kingham to join bp as UK country head

She will join the company in May, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience across a broad range of issues within the energy industry

UK to launch Interim Office for Environmental Protection

The new Office will be set up from July in non-statutory form to provide independent oversight of the government’s environmental progress and to accelerate the foundation of the full body

SP Energy Networks completes £30m grid upgrade

The work, which took place over the last two years, is part of SPEN’s modernisation programme to future-proof the electricity network and increase resilience of supply in the area

First power generated from 859MW Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

When fully commissioned, it will be capable of generating enough green electricity to power more than 800,000 homes