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.

DfT announces £23m cash injection for hydrogen powered vehicles

The DfT has announced a new £23 million fund aimed at accelerating the take up of hydrogen vehicles and roll out more cutting-edge infrastructure.

Parents urged to use pram covers to protect against air pollution

A study from the University of Surrey has advised that parents should use pram covers when transporting young children outside to reduce their exposure to harmful air pollution.

Scottish Borders Council opposes wind farm

Councillors from the Scottish Borders Council have unanimously objected to the construction of a 15-turbine wind farm near Bonchester Bridge.

Higher energy bills result of government intervention

A House of Lords report has claimed that successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK

A study conducted by the University of Surrey has found that car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter, but are least exposed to harmful particulate matter (PM), when compared with those taking public transport.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called on the government to do more to demonstrate the actual value for money of green energy schemes paid for by bill payers.

Energy company Npower has announced that it will raise standard tariff electricity prices by 15 per cent and gas prices by 4.8 per cent.

Enfield Council has announced it will invest £58 million in the region’s local energy company ‘energetic’, a move which it claims will ‘secure north London’s energy future’.

Reforms to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) will be targeted at households struggling to pay their energy bills.

Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) have warned that widespread moderate and high air pollution levels are currently being measured across many parts of the UK due to still and foggy weather conditions.

Scotland’s Future Energy Taskforce has urged the Scottish government to takes its opportunity to transform the country’s energy sector.

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