Earlier today chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget which, amongst a raft of other measures, pledged new funding to drive electric vehicle growth but dealt what some have labelled a “catastrophic blow” to new renewable deployment in the UK. Here is how the green economy has responded.
Budget 2017: Government unveils EV funding bonanza, confirms no new low carbon levies
The UK working alongside Canada has launched an international alliance committing at least 25 nations and states to accelerate the phasing out of unabated coal power in favour of clean energy growth.
Danish energy giant DONG Energy is to rebrand itself as Ørsted in a move designed to shake off its fossil fuel foundations.
Next week Conservative party members congregate for their annual political conference. Most media coverage and political conversation in Manchester will be dominated by the party’s current political trilemma of Johnson, May, Brexit. Blogging for Clean Energy News, The Whitehouse Consultancy's Paul Thompson looks at where the Clean Growth Plan might sit in that agenda, and what we might see when it's finally unveiled.
Ministers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have ducked a series of questions surrounding the supposedly imminent publication of its delayed clean growth plan.
The UK is decarbonising its economy faster than any other country in the G20, new analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has claimed.
Oxford is set to become home to what is thought to be the largest electric vehicle charging pilot of its kind in the world with a project that will see 100 charging stations deployed on the city’s residential streets.
The government has today been urged to bolster its ambitions for the UK’s green economy as it prepares to publish its long awaited Clean Growth Plan (CGP).
Centrica has further boosted its new energy technologies credentials after £200,000 was invested in artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Grid Edge by the company’s energy focused impact investment fund Ignite.
Any failure on the UK’s part to continue to co-operate with the European Union on energy and climate change post-Brexit would threaten to unnecessarily complicate the country’s carbon reduction plans.
Business groups representing thousands of companies with hundreds of billions in revenue have called on Theresa May to set out clear polices and “display the vision, leadership and clarity” needed to build a low carbon economy.
The demands of the Paris climate change agreement can only be met if greater levels of digitalisation are implemented to transition the global energy sector into one fuelled by renewables, according to asset management service provider Kaiserwetter.
A hundred companies have now pledged to adopt 100% renewable electricity under The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, marking a significant milestone for the scheme which three years ago had just 13 founding member companies.
Brexit has become one of the leading concerns for energy professionals according to a new survey carried out by the Energy Institute (EI), which also found that the majority of those asked expect the UK to fall short of its carbon targets as a result of poor energy policy.
The Carlsberg Group has pledged to eliminate all carbon emissions from its breweries by 2030, taking the immediate step of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2022.
A renewables ‘revolution’ has continued to build pace in Scotland according to WWF Scotland after data covering May showed that generation from solar and wind assets provided a significant proportion of energy.
Some of the UK’s largest development and environment groups have urged the country’s next prime minister to slam Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
The leaders of the UK’s top political parties have condemned Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, with some branding the decision “appalling”.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has followed the Conservative and Labour Party manifestos with a pledge to cap energy prices in its bid to win seats in next week’s general election.
The global energy transition will not “play by the rules” and will be driven largely by disruptive consumers as they flock towards decentralised generation.
The LEGO Group has reached its goal of 100% renewable electricity use across its global operations three years ahead of schedule after supporting 160MW of clean energy projects since 2012.
Tesco has pledged to source all of its global electricity requirements from renewables by 2030 on its path to becoming a zero carbon company by 2050, in an effort to meet the climate change targets set at COP21.
Recommendations for a framework for companies to voluntarily disclose climate-related financial risks in public financial filings have been criticised in a report which claims such measures are not suited to climate risk and could distort markets.
A new digital energy company is seeking to undercut traditional ‘Big 6’ companies with a renewable supply offer delivered “at cost” offering both carbon and financial savings to customers.
Sustainability professionals within the energy sector are resoundingly in favour of continued use of environmental laws set at a European level, according to a new survey by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
A pioneering smart grid project in Scotland which connects local residents to a renewables powered marketplace has begun its second phase after a successful first year.
The chief executives of 27 of the world’s largest businesses have called on the G20 to formally accept and act on recommendations set out by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TFCFD) last year.
The government’s long awaited strategy for meeting the UK’s carbon budgets currently “sits in a holding pattern” following the announcement of a general election in June, according to climate change minister Nick Hurd.
Six of the UK’s leading renewable energy trade associations have called on energy secretary Greg Clark to embrace low carbon sectors in the UK’s industrial strategy or miss the chance to take a strategic lead.