CMA makes switching easier for 700,000 customers

The CMA has announced new measures that will help 700,000 restricted meter customers to switch without changing their meter.

New energy price cap to be considered

New plans being considered by energy regulator Ofgem include a price cap on energy bills for more households on low incomes.

New Parliament must tackle climate change inactivity

The CCC says the UK’s transition to a resilient, low-carbon economy is in danger of being derailed by a lack of government action on climate change.

Greener UK has published its first Brexit Risk Tracker, which will reflect the risks to environmental policy throughout the Brexit process.

Hinkley Point a ‘risky and expensive project’

Government plans for the new £18 billion Hickley Point nuclear power station are ‘not value for money’ and is a ‘risky’ project.

London borough signs £3.5 million gas deal

The London Borough of Merton has signed a £3.5 million, four year contract for the supply and management of gas to 110 council sites.

Public sector can do more to reduce emissions

A leading lighting organisation has said that the public sector can do more to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Government’s clean energy drive invests £35 million in innovative projects

A £35 million investment in energy innovation projects to deliver clean growth and affordable energy has been introduced.

Trump’s energy chief stuns with climate change claim

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has said that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.

Falling prices lead to record boost for renewables

Lower prices for solar and wind power have contributed to new renewable energy deals across the world.

May’s ‘disappointment’ over Trump climate plans

Theresa May has said of her ‘disappointment’ with his decision to withdraw the US form the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Poor quality packaging threatens UK recycling, RA warns

A survey of UK recycling industry experts conducted by the Recycling Association (RA) at the Quality First Recycling Conference has revealed that 59 per cent of respondents considered poor material quality to represent the biggest threat to the sector.

World's biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool

Dong Energy’s wind turbines have begun generating electricity off the Liverpool coast.

Nottinghamshire CC welcomes dropping of forest fracking plans

Nottinghamshire County Council has announced that plans to survey Sherwood Forest to identify its potential for fracking have been dropped.

Greater Manchester considers plan for clean air zones

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is considering implementing a zone in the city centre which could see drivers of highly polluting vehicles charged a fee.

 Government clean air plan labelled ‘weak’

The government has published its plan to improve air quality by reducing nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK, following delays and legal battles with environment groups.

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