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Government delays publishing air pollution plan

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has lodged a fresh application with the High Court to postpone publication of its draft clean air plan until after the election.

Second price rise this year for EDF customers

Energy supplier EDF has announced that it is raising the price of electricity for the second time this year for customers on standard tariffs.

New strategy proposed to conquer littering

The government has announced a new litter strategy which could see litterers hit with £150 fines as part of its plan to tackle rubbish in England.

£24 awarded 13 councils for clean energy projects

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded funding to help develop clean and efficient heating systems to 13 local authorities across England.

BEIS announces £290m boost for clean energy

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has invited renewable energy developers to compete for £290 million worth of contracts to support the growth of clean energy in Britain.

 Features

In August, a £26 million fund was announced for house builders that will be used to acquire brownfield sites to provide land for starter homes. Government Business analyses the housing situation in the UK and whether the government’s target of building 200,000 new starter homes by 2020 is likely to be met.

While the low carbon and low emission car market has seen rapid progress and developments, the commercial vehicle sector hasn’t enjoyed the same growth. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership looks at the obstacles in the way of greener commercial vehicles.

The route to subsidy‑free renewable energy

The Renewable Energy Association analyses the role of energy storage and national grid solutions in light of a new KPMG report on solar and energy storage government policy.