Cornwall coast
Cornwall’s granite ‘could see geothermal energy really hotting up’

That’s the verdict from the British Geological Survey, which is working as part of a £1.8 million research project

Smart meter
Majority of smart meter owners ‘unaware first-gen devices could fail’

Compare The Market says many SMETS1 devices could stop working properly if users change energy supplier

Electricity switching figures hit nearly 400k in January

More than 100,000 households and businesses moved to small and medium sized suppliers

Government consults on new tax for plastic packaging producers

It would be imposed on plastic packaging that do not meet a minimum threshold of at least 30% recycled content

Sustainable finance
Businesses call for action on UK’s sustainable goals

A roundtable meeting came together to help accelerate growth of sustainable finance across the country

Scotland greenlights power link with Norway

The NorthConnect interconnector will have a total capacity of 1.4GW

World’s largest offshore wind farm generates first power

Once completed, it will generate enough clean electricity to power more than a million homes

Student protest in Europe
Thousands of students skip school across UK to protest climate change

The Youth Strike 4 Climate movement is taking to the streets in 40 towns and cities

Gas
UK Government ‘must end dependency on natural gas’

A new report says this can be acheived by setting out new incentives and boosting investment

Smog
City leaders representing 20 million people sign clean air plan

They called for the Environment Bill to be renamed and for a number of changes to be made