New taskforce launched to crackdown on waste criminals

The Joint Unit for Waste Crime will target serious and organised waste crime, such as falsely labelling waste so it can be exported to unsuspecting countries

Investment in clean economy ‘up 48% between 2015 and 2018’

That’s according to a new report published by the Office for National Statistics, which outlines a series of estimates relating to the UK’s green economy

Climate change: Scientists say last decade was warmest on record

They found the Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880

Nottingham City Homes rolls out electric cars and vans

A total of six cars and four vans have currently been replaced

National Grid launches €500m green bond

The funds could be used to support the connection infrastructure of wind farms to the grid and boost efficiency to help reduce electricity losses

Brexit ‘can prove a catalyst for decarbonisation and driving EV adoption’

That’s the suggestion from George Freeman MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport, who spoke at the release of a new report published by the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce

EDF races to build Sizewell C in ‘optimal window’

The firm says securing a funding deal for the proposed nuclear power station in Suffolk is vital as ongoing delays and setbacks could make the project too costly

HS2 poses ‘unacceptable risks’ to carbon-storing habitats and biodiversity

A new report published by the Wildlife Trusts claims the planned high-speed rail line connecting London and northern England will ‘push nature closer to the brink’

SSE completes sale of retail unit to OVO Energy for £500m

The deal makes OVO one of the biggest suppliers in Britain, now serving almost five million customers

Climate change increases risk of wildfires, scientists confirm

A review of research shows links between climate change and increased frequency or severity of so-called ‘fire weather’